The leader of the anti-immigrant group Britain First was fined and given a suspended sentence for refusing to unlock his phone and computer to police after returning from a trip to Russia last year, under UK anti-terrorism laws.
Later, when I spoke to Arun Ross, a computer-vision researcher at Michigan State University, he told me that a surgical mask alone might not block enough of my face’s pixels in a digital shot to prevent a face-recognition system from making a match; some algorithms can reconstruct the occluded parts of people’s faces.
Historically, cities do not receive information at this level of specificity for origins, destinations, and routes of individual trips; ride-hailing companies like Lyft and Uber have insisted on aggregating data before sharing it, if they do so at all.
"CBP's baseless detention and intrusive interrogation of Andreas Gal and the attempted search of his devices violated his Fourth Amendment rights," ACLU Northern California senior counsel William Freeman said of the complaint.
[Update: Following its initial statement, Singapore Airlines later updated the number of affected accounts from 284 to 285.] Singapore Airlines (SIA) says a software glitch was the cause of a data breach that affected 285 members of its frequent flyer programme, compromising various personal information including passport and flight details.