#Privacy: Florida police want permanent access to controversial facial recognition network

The Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) is asking to gain access to one of the largest facial recognition databases in America.  The database, Face Analysis Comparison and Examination System (FACES) is operated by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO), and is the largest collaborative facial recognition network in the US.  FACES uses an algorithm that can […]

#Privacy: Marriott announces exposure of associate’s Social Security numbers

Associates of Marriott International have been notified of an incident that has resulted in their Social Security numbers (SSNs) being exposed.  On September 4, Marriott had discovered that an unknown person had gained access to sensitive information by accessing the network of an outside vendor formerly utilised by Marriott.  After becoming aware of the incident, […]

#Privacy: Australia proposes facial recognition to gain access to adult sites

The Australian government has proposed using facial recognition to verify the ages of people wanting to visit adult sites.  Currently, Australian law does not prohibit minors from visiting adults site, however this new proposal would require users to verify their age before watching the adult material. Under the proposal, which was launched by Australia’s Department […]

#Privacy: UK close to allowing Huawei into “non-contentious” parts of 5G network development

The Sunday Times has reported that the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson may allow Huawei to develop the non-critical parts of the country’s 5G network.  This move will come as a relief for UK carriers, as all four of the UK’s largest carriers (EE, Three, O2 and Vodafone) are understood to be already using Huawei […]

#Privacy: More than 2.5 million credit card transactions exposed

A database containing one of the largest collections of credit card numbers has been discovered. Security Discover researcher, Jeremiah Fowler, had initially discovered a database in February 2019, belonging to the Nigerian based Electronic Settlements Limited. Electronic Settlements Limited is the parent company of CashEnvoy, PayPad and many more companies.   The database contained over 8 […]

#Privacy: 7-Eleven fuel app exposes users’ personal details following data breach

The data breach on Thursday, allowed users to view the personal information of other customers using the app.  The 7-Eleven fuel app, which according to the company has been downloaded two million times, was alerted to the incident after a customer was able to access the personal information of other customers via the app.  The […]