Speed Read

The Week In Tech: Facebook And Google Reshape The Narrative On Privacy ( NY Times, May 10, 2019)
You may think privacy means keeping hold of your data. The two tech giants want it to mean they don’t hand data to others.

California Rules Against Face Recognition In Bodycams (Planet Biometrics, May 10, 2019)
California State Assembly has approved a proposal by Assembly member Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) that bans law enforcement from using facial recognition and biometric scanners in body cameras.

Dead Killer Identified Through DNA As Suspect In 1972 Slaying Of Indiana State Coed (WPXI, May 10, 2019)
An Indiana man who was found not guilty by reason of insanity in a 1973 kidnapping and murder, and who was subsequently killed by police during a botched kidnapping five years later, has been named as the prime suspect in the brutal 1972 slaying of an Indiana State University coed.

The Dangers Of The Government's DNA Testing Program (AT&T, May 10, 2019)
The Trump administration will start piloting a Rapid DNA testing program at the US-Mexico border in an attempt to "identify and prosecute individuals posing as families," two Department of Homeland Security officials told CNN. The pilot will reportedly run for two to three days to "assess the usefulness of this technology in an investigative process," according to the acting deputy director of ICE.

A Lesson On Privacy, Accountability: Op-Ed (CT Post , May 13, 2019)
The scandal erupted mid-March. After a two-year investigation, the American Civil Liberties Union revealed that Southern Connecticut State University police, along with seven other Connecticut police departments, was sharing geographically tagged license plate data with U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement through a program called Vigilant Solutions. Given the university’s outspoken commitment to social justice and undocumented students’ safety, this news seemed especially twisted.

Your Business Passed The GDPR Challenge — But SCA Is Next (The Next Web, May 10, 2019)
Europe is bracing itself for a big shake-up in how we pay for things online, which will have significant consequences for businesses across the region. Similar to how GDPR hugely impacted how millions of organizations handle personal data when it was enforced last year, Strong Customer Authentication (or SCA) will have profound implications for how businesses handle online transactions and how we pay for things in our everyday lives when it is enforced on September 14.

How Facial Recognition Is Changing Life As We Know It – For Better Or Worse (Digital Trends , May 13, 2019)
Welcome to the world of facial recognition: in which our most identifiable and public-facing feature, our face, can be ID’d in a fraction of a second by the growing number of A.I.-equipped cameras around us, from security systems to those found on our smartphones.

Facial Recognition Technology Best Long-term Solution For National Security: Experts (Daily FT , May 13, 2019)
Police urged to set up “common facial recognition database” on terrorists, criminals and suspects for automatic verification of visitors at hotels and other public establishments


Leveraging Technology To Enhance Transportation Security ( (Federal Bar Association and Transportation Security Administration, May 17, 2019)
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