This is the real story of the Afghan biometric databases abandoned to the Taliban

This story is a very stark reminder that who own and has access to our personal data can have very profound consequences.

https://www.technologyreview.com/2021/08/30/1033941/afghanistan-biometric-databases-us-military-40-data-points

By capturing 40 pieces of data per person—from iris scans and family links to their favorite fruit—a system meant to cut fraud in the Afghan security forces may actually aid the Taliban.