The startling carelessness about protecting Ms. Winner was particularly mystifying at an organization that had been founded on security. Steps from Mr. Cole’s desk in The Intercept’s open-plan office in the Flatiron district sat Ms. Clark and Micah Lee, leading figures in digital security. Mr. Cole did not involve them
In recent years, companies have been prowling the web for public photos associated with people’s names that they can use to build enormous databases of faces and improve their facial recognition systems, adding to a growing sense that personal privacy is being lost, bit by digital bit.
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