Speed Read

Selling Your Private Information Is a Terrible Idea (NY Times, Jul 08, 2019)
We don’t allow people to sell their kidneys. We shouldn’t let them sell the details of their lives, either.

FBI, ICE Find State Driver’s License Photos Are A Gold Mine For Facial-recognition Searches (Washington Post, Jul 08, 2019)
A cache of records shared with The Washington Post reveals that agents are scanning millions of Americans’ faces without their knowledge or consent.

TSA Airport Loophole Could Put Everyone At Risk (Multi-Video) (American Security Today, Jul 08, 2019)
A Fox News report revealed vendor trucksdriving through airport gates go uncheckedor only partly checked by the TSA. We are spending all this manpower patting downchildren & elderly vets in wheelchairs but airport workers motivated

Brussels Needs a GDPR Reality Check (Data Innovation, Jul 08, 2019)
One year after the EU’s groundbreaking General Data Protection Regulation took effect, evidence is mounting that the law has shortcomings and unintended consequences that are hurting businesses, consumers, and innovation. Brussels has set out to make the bloc a leader in the digital economy, and policymakers are actively seeking to make GDPR the global standard for privacy and data use. Proponents argue that GDPR, which limits how companies can use information that touches on someone’s ethnicity, political opinions, religious beliefs or sexual orientation, is key to building user trust. But a close look shows GDPR is holding European businesses back.

Be Cautious When Collecting and Using Biometric Information (JD Supra, Jul 08, 2019)
We only have one unique face, two irises and ten fingerprints. We can’t change our biometrics like we can a credit card number. Yet many companies are collecting and using their employees’ and our biometric information for convenience without thinking about the potential consequences.

Security, Democracy And Digital Identity (Information Security Buzz, Jul 08, 2019)
A valid digital identity platform is indispensable for sustaining democratic societies and human rights in the cyber era, perhaps until our descendants get to live a safe and democratic life without depending on anything like digital identity. Its absence will certainly have a huge destructive impact,

Most Organizations Plan To Adopt New Authentication Solutions Within Two Years (Help Net Security , Jul 08, 2019)
Enabling mobile device authentication with biometric-based access is the best approach to eliminate passwords, according to MobileIron.

AI For Fraud Detection To Triple by 2021 (Info Security Magazine, Jul 08, 2019)
The use of AI fraud detection is predicted to triple by 2021, according to a new study from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), developed in collaboration with SAS. The Anti-Fraud Technology Benchmarking Report assessed data from more than 1000 ACFE members regarding their organizations’ use of tech to fight fraud, discovering that while only 13% of businesses currently use AI and machine learning to detect/deter fraudulent activity, another 25% plan to do so in the next year or two.

Failed ACIC Facial Recognition Project ‘premature’, ‘poorly Scoped’: Inquiry (Computer World, Jul 08, 2019)
A bungled biometrics project that cost the government at least $26 million was “premature” and “poorly scoped,” a parliamentary inquiry has concluded. The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) in June 2018 revealed that it had terminated a contract with NEC Australia to implement the Biometric Identification Services (BIS) project. CrimTrac, which is now part of ACIC, in 2016 awarded NEC the contract for the $52 million project.

Russia’s Unified Biometric System Saves Banks RUB 1BN (Banks, Jul 08, 2019)
UBS is expected to be the chief tool of fighting loan fraud. The Izvestiya article is based on the information provided by Russian banks and confirmed by the UBS operator, Rostelecom. The financial organizations clarified that they already used their own recognition systems, but those only covered internal data.

Facial Recognition In China 'spot On', Say Metropolitan Police Federation (Sky News, Jul 08, 2019)
Facial recognition in China is "absolutely correct" and "spot on", the head of the Metropolitan Police Federation has said, calling for it to be deployed in London "on a 24-hour basis". Ken Marsh, who is chairman of the Metropolitan Police staff association, said he believed the "fantastic" technology could be used to catch criminals and terrorists.

Bankole: Facial Recognition Dangerous For Detroit (The Detroit News, Jul 08, 2019)
There is no real empirical or data-driven explanation that gives credence to the use of facial recognition technology in Detroit as a very successful method of nabbing criminals and controlling crime. Most of the data that is out there about this new evolving technology that captures faces of people in real time shows that it has the high propensity to be faulty, and to falsely identify blacks and other minorities as suspects when looking for a culprit.

City Of Boise Set To Use Facial Recognition In City Hall And City Hall West (Idaho Press, Jul 08, 2019)
Facial recognition is coming to Boise government offices later this year. Boise has signed a contract with Meridian-based company CompuNet to install software in the security cameras at Boise City Hall and City Hall West off Emerald Street to automatically detect unwanted individuals if they enter the building. According to city spokesman Mike Journee, the system will alert security if someone is picked up by one of the five cameras who has been given a legal order not to enter either of the buildings or be near one of city employees.


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