Facial recognition software such as that used in law-enforcement TV shows such as NCIS and Criminal Minds is now being used in an unexpected place — in churches.
In its ruling adopted on June 3 and released for public viewing on June 17, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that it was not only fining AT&T $100 million for violating its so-called “transparency rule” but also was going to mandate that AT&T install numerous “requirements to bring AT&T into compliance” with that rule.
Only a week after Russian "crime syndicates" hacked the IRS database and stole information on the tax returns of more than 100,000 people, China was blamed for "one of the largest thefts of government data ever seen," the Wall Street Journal reports.
Strong encryption is an invaluable part of protecting privacy and liberty in the digital age. As more and more calls come from government agencies to ban encryption, the tech industry urges President Obama to consider the consequences.