Cybersecurity-NSA Prepares for the Future, The ICE Dragnet and Clearview AI Limits Access

Updated: May 18

Wired Security May 14th 2022 9:00AM “Security News This Week: The NSA Swears It Has ‘No Backdoors’ in Next-Gen Encryption” “Plus:New details for ICE’s dragnet surveillance in the US, Clearview AI agrees to limit sales of its faceprint database, and more.”


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The NSA…no backdoors coming in “Next-Gen Encryption


The USA is developing new “high-security encryption standards” designed to work even with quantum computing. Reportedly “there are no backdoors.”


The ICE’s Surveillance Dragnet


Investigations by “Georgetown Law’s Center on Privacy & Technology” detail how much ICE has spent over the years on “surveillance technology, including face recognition.” Further these studies show that ICE has been “aggressive and invasive” with its surveillance tactics.” ICE gathered “as much information as possible” and essentially has acted as a “domestic surveillance agency,” In total ICE has procured “billions of data points” from government and private databases. As a result ICE can “pull detailed dossiers on nearly anyone.”


Clearview AI


Clearview AI, a face recognition and surveillance firm, has agree “to a set of restrictions on its business in the US, including that it won’t sell its faceprint database,” containing 10 billion faceprints…from around the world” except to “federal law enforcement, including ICE, and police departments outside of Illinois.” It can’t sell the facepoint database in Illinois, where the case was pursued, for five years.