San Francisco was right to ban facial recognition. Surveillance is a real danger

The government’s embrace of facial recognition technology has red flags all over it, argues Veena Dubal. Photograph: Ian Davidson/Alamy Stock Photo San Francisco’s recent municipal ordinance banning the use of facial recognition technology by city and county agencies has received international attention. The first of its kind anywhere in the US, the law is a preemptive response…

Whistleblower: Trump Aides Gave Security Clearances Deemed Unwarranted

FILE – White House adviser Jared Kushner speaks with people in the East Room of the White House, June 29, 2018. A whistleblower from inside the White House has told congressional investigators that senior Trump administration officials granted national security clearances to at least 25 people that government reviewers had rejected for an array of…

Sydney man charged with selling personal details of customers online in joint international operation

A 21-year-old Sydney man has been arrested and charged following a joint international cybercrime investigation by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) involving online subscription service credentials stolen from Australian customers, and others around the world. The investigation began after the FBI referred information to the AFP in May 2018…

Israeli air force chief takes heat for revealing F-35 photo

This image showing an Israeli F-35 flying above Beirut was circulating on social media after being shown in a presentation by Israeli Air Force chief Amikam Norkin. Minister reportedly says release ‘inappropriate and unhelpful’; photo prompts speculation about mission enior cabinet ministers have reportedly slammed Israeli Air Force commander Amikam Norkin, for what one called “unnecessary…