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…

500 Million Marriott Guest Records Stolen in Starwood Data Breach

Credit: StarwoodHotels.com The world’s biggest hotel chain Marriott International today disclosed that unknown hackers compromised guest reservation database its subsidiary Starwood hotels and walked away with personal details of about 500 million guests. Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide was acquired by Marriott International for $13 billion in 2016. The brand includes St. Regis, Sheraton Hotels…