afghanistan, taliban, biometrics 

"Thousands of Afghans struggling to ensure the physical safety of their families after the Taliban took control of the country have an additional worry: that biometric databases and their own digital history can be used to track and target them."

Nobody in #InfoSec or #DigitalHumanRights spaces is surprised by this. This was completely predictable.

Another "this would *NEVER* happen" just happened.

This is a good moment to yet again recommend Maciej Cegłowski's talk "Haunted by Data":

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If you're building a new online tool, if you're running a website with analytics enabled, if you're gathering any user data at all, please watch it and then watch it again.

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