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Congressional inquiry reveals secret Customs and Border Protection database of U.S. phone records

by Tonya Riley

CBP is conducting warrantless phone searches of up to 10,000 Americans annually and storing details in a government database.

House leaders demand law enforcement agencies provide details on use of private data

by Tonya Riley

Public records and reporting has revealed that federal agencies have spent millions of dollars on contracts with massive data brokers.

Lawmakers want IRS to address security concerns with use of facial recognition on taxpayers

by Tonya Riley

There are bipartisan calls from Capitol Hill for the tax-collection agency to consider several potential privacy and security threats posed by ID.me's technology.

Rights groups ask Supreme Court to review warrantless searches at border

by Sean Lyngaas

The issue has long been a concern for civil liberties groups and press advocates.

Warrantless searches of devices at border allowed, appeals court finds

by Shannon Vavra

Privacy advocates are denouncing the ruling.

IG finds data security practices lacking at Customs and Border Protection before big hack

by Sean Lyngaas

As federal agencies increasingly draw on biometric data for their work, the stakes for protecting that data from hackers have grown.

What Capital One's cybersecurity team did (and did not) get right

by Greg Otto

It's not great that a lone engineer was able to pull data from 106 million people. But this was far from Equifax 2.0.

CBP suspends Perceptics from doing government business following data breach

by Jeff Stone

The punishment could last for years if Perceptics is placed on a government blacklist.

Customs and Border Protection subcontractor hack exposes traveler photos, license plates

by Sean Lyngaas

The hackers struck after the unnamed subcontractor transferred copies of the images collected by CBP to the subcontractor’s network.

Passport numbers stolen from Marriott provide scammers with another ID theft tool

by Jeff Stone

It's another piece of data that can be used to sell "fullz," or full stolen profiles used to commit identity theft.

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