The Taliban Have Seized U.S. Military Biometrics Devices
Biometric collection and identification devices were seized last week during the Taliban’s offensive.
I have no words. This is why data privacy is so important - this data is can now be used to identify and harm Afghans who worked with the US.
““I don’t think anyone ever thought about data privacy or what to do in the event the [HIIDE] system fell into the wrong hands,” said Welton Chang, chief technology officer for Human Rights First, himself a former Army intelligence officer. “Moving forward, the U.S. military and diplomatic apparatus should think carefully about whether to deploy these systems again in situations as tenuous as Afghanistan.””Posted on 2021-08-18T06:46:27+0000