Departing the U.S. from an airport? Your face will be scanned.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is set to expand the use of facial recognition tech to identify just about every person leaving the United States on a commercial flight.
As Quartz reports, the CBP already uses facial recognition technology at 15 U.S. airports. The system works by capturing a photo of a passenger as they approach their airport departure gate. The image is then compared to visa and passport applications for a possible match so as to create an “exit record.” No match flags the individual for closer inspection by the CBP.
In the Fiscal Tear 2018 Entry/Exit Overtstay Report released by…

Departing the U.S. from an airport? Your face will be scanned.

Facebook Asked Some Users for Their Email Passwords, Then ‘Unintentionally Uploaded’ 1.5 Million Contact Lists Without Consent

Earlier this month, Facebook admitted that it was asking some users who signed up on desktop while using email addresses not supporting the OAuth open standard to give them the passwords to their email accounts—with options to avoid doing so hidden in a “Need Help?” sub-menu. Now the social media giant has admitted…Read more……

Facebook Asked Some Users for Their Email Passwords, Then ‘Unintentionally Uploaded’ 1.5 Million Contact Lists Without Consent

Feds Partner With South Carolina Prison for Cellphone Jamming Test

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons tested cellphone-jamming technology at the state-run maximum security Broad River Correctional Institution in Columbia, South Carolina, last week, the Associated Press reported, in what the Verge noted may be a prelude to state prisons gaining more power to keep incarcerated persons…Read more……

Feds Partner With South Carolina Prison for Cellphone Jamming Test

Internet providers block sites that host Christchurch terror attack video

It’s been a struggle for internet companies to contain a live streamed video of the Christchurch terror attack.
In light of this, internet service providers are teaming up to block sites which refuse to take down the video, echoing calls by police and government for people to stop sharing it.
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A Vodafone New Zealand spokesperson said it was working alongside other large internet service providers in the country, such as Spark, 2Degrees and Vocus to “identify and block access to sites” distributing the video. Read more…More about New Zealand, Christchurch, Internet…

Internet providers block sites that host Christchurch terror attack video