Chinese facial recognition database exposes 2.5m people


A company operating a facial recognition system in China has exposed millions of residents’ personal information online.

Shenzen-based SenseNets is an artificial intelligence company that uses a network of tracking cameras to spot people and log their movements in its database. Unfortunately, the company exposed that information publicly online allowing anyone to access the information in plain text, it emerged this week.

Dutch cybersecurity researcher Victor Givors found the vulnerable database online and tweeted about it.

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