Yikes. "The fingerprints of over 1 million people, as well as facial recognition information... was discovered on a publicly accessible database for a company used by the likes of the UK Metropolitan police, defence contractors and banks."

@torproject I was told what ExPert sometimes stands for once, Ex = past it, (s)Pert drip under pressure. I think the experts who made this error are certainly past it.
@torproject Good point, but either way the database / website should never have been setup to be exposed in that way.

@torproject This is frightening. Just the thought of companies connecting the dots between ones digital fingerprint and ones physical fingerprint is horrifying..

@torproject I think the term fingerprint may be lost on many people, people know what a digital footprint is, what a physical fingerprint is (end of your finger), but the term digital fingerprint may not be something a lot of people are familiar with.

If I understand this, this is a digital code that is attached to your digital services that can be used to authenticate or identify you, like a gpg fingerprint for e-mail encryption, signing etc.

If people don't fully understand this then articles like this, however serious will not have the same impact as it does on those who understand the implications.


I think it's time to encrypt our fingerprints. And our face. #gpg

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