ACLU warns 'a lot can go wrong' with digital vaccine passports

ACLU warns 'a lot can go wrong' with digital vaccine passports

President Joe Biden's administration is working to establish a set of standards for people to prove they've been vaccinated against Covid-19, an administration official said last Sunday .The official said the White House is working with government agencies, tech companies and non-profit organizations to plan and coordinate the effort, which is likely weeks away from being finalized.

New Yorkers would have to flash COVID-19 passport to enter venues under new program

New Yorkers would have to flash COVID-19 passport to enter venues under new program

The plan is to test the “Excelsior Pass,” which will use secure technology to confirm if a person has gotten vaccinated or has had a recent negative COVID-19 exam result, during events at Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center, Cuomo said in a statement.

Covid-19 vaccine passports for travel and work are coming: what are the implications for human rights, privacy and surveillance?

Covid-19 vaccine passports for travel and work are coming: what are the implications for human rights, privacy and surveillance?

Moreover, the experts say that at present, “vaccination status does not offer clear or conclusive evidence about any individual’s risk to others via transmission, so cannot be a robust basis for risk-based decision making, and therefore any roll-out of a digital passport is not currently justified.” However, they also recognize that as more data emerges, so the pressure on governments to issue vaccine passports will increase.

Edward Snowden says 'the most powerful institutions in society have become the least accountable'

Edward Snowden says 'the most powerful institutions in society have become the least accountable'

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden speaks via video link at the Web Summit technology conference in Lisbon, Portugal on November 4, 2019.

Signing Up To A New Crypto Currency Exchange For A Free $10 Is A Bad Idea

Signing Up To A New Crypto Currency Exchange For A Free $10 Is A Bad Idea

So, is giving up your passport or drivers license details — and even residential information — really worth $10?Image SourceWhen you sign up to a cryptocurrency exchange — thanks to government regulations — you’re more than likely using a service with KYC checks in place that require certain documents to be provided to prove your identity due to Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter Terrorism Funding (CTF) laws.

Fare Payment Without the Stasi

Fare Payment Without the Stasi

Hospitality: visitors and occasional riders should be able to use the system with ease, with flexible options for stored value (including easy top-up options) and daily, weekly, and monthly passes, and no excessive surcharges.

Facial recognition creeps up on a JetBlue passenger and she hates it

Facial recognition creeps up on a JetBlue passenger and she hates it

I therefore well up with sympathy toward writer MacKenzie Fegan, who endured a troubling encounter last week with JetBlue's facial recognition technology , first introduced last year. JetBlue isn't the only airline that's already using facial recognition.

Startups and the Rise of Digital Identity

Startups and the Rise of Digital Identity

Well, if you want to keep your identity safe from hackers, see people in developing nations open a bank account for the first time, and take control over your personal data—digital identity matters.

Source: Leaked Documents Show the U.S. Government Tracking Journalists and Immigration Advocates Through a Secret Database

Source: Leaked Documents Show the U.S. Government Tracking Journalists and Immigration Advocates Through a Secret Database

Documents obtained by NBC 7 Investigates show the U.S. government created a secret database of activists, journalists, and social media influencers tied to the migrant caravan and in some cases, placed alerts on their passports.

Calif. bill to broaden data breach notification law to include passport, biometric info

Calif. bill to broaden data breach notification law to include passport, biometric info

“Knowledge is power, and all Californians deserve the power to take action if their passport numbers or biometric data have been accessed without authorization,” Becerra said in a release .“AB 1130 closes a gap in California law and ensures that our state remains the nation’s leader in data privacy and protection.” The bill “will increase our efforts to protect consumers from fraud and affirms our commitment to demand the strongest consumer protections in the nation,” said Levine.

Saudi Arabia runs a huge, sinister online database of women that men use to track them and stop them from running away

Saudi Arabia runs a huge, sinister online database of women that men use to track them and stop them from running away

NOS At least 1,000 women try to flee Saudi Arabia each year, and experts told INSIDER the text alerts had enabled many men to catch family members before they make it out.

Saudi Arabia runs a huge, sinister online database of women that men use to track them and stop them running away

Saudi Arabia runs a huge, sinister online database of women that men use to track them and stop them running away

NOS At least 1,000 women try to flee Saudi Arabia each year, and experts told INSIDER the text alerts have enabled many men to catch family members before they make it out.

Marriott Concedes 5 Million Passport Numbers Lost to Hackers Were Not Encrypted

Marriott Concedes 5 Million Passport Numbers Lost to Hackers Were Not Encrypted

Marriott said for the first time that 5.25 million passport numbers were kept in the Starwood system in plain, unencrypted data files — meaning they were easily read by anyone inside the reservation system.

Marriott says millions of passport numbers were involved in breach

Marriott says millions of passport numbers were involved in breach

The hotel chain said in late November that there was a breach of its reservation database for its Starwood properties that may have exposed the personal information of up to 500 million people.

Social media exposure can increase the cost of a data breach

Social media exposure can increase the cost of a data breach

Share this: Read why Ellen Tannam says that social media exposure can increase the cost of a data breach by many times on Silicon Republic : 2018 has been a year dominated by data breaches.

Delta says USA's 'first biometric terminal' is ready to go at Atlanta airport

Delta says USA's 'first biometric terminal' is ready to go at Atlanta airport

This photo provided by Delta Air Lines shows new biometric scanning technology at Terminal F in Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. Delta says the Atlanta airport’s Terminal F has become the “first biometric terminal” in the United States where passengers can use facial recognition technology “from curb to gate.”

Cathay Pacific data hack hits 9.4 million passengers

Cathay Pacific data hack hits 9.4 million passengers

Cathay Pacific says the personal data of up to 9.4 million passengers have been accessed in the latest security breach to hit the aviation industry. The Hong Kong carrier said a wide range of personal information was accessed including passport details, identity card numbers, travel history and email addresses.

Dulles Airport Surprises Passengers with Facial-Recognition Boarding

Dulles Airport Surprises Passengers with Facial-Recognition Boarding

Some international travelers can leave their boarding passes and passports in their pockets when flying out of Dulles International Airport thanks to a new facial recognition boarding technology that went into operation Thursday.