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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 03:34 PM

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Source: The Washington Post



U.S. Customs and Border Protection says photos of travelers into and out of the country were recently taken in a data breach

By Washington Post Staff June 10 at 4:05 PM

On Monday, CBP said it learned last month that the images, which also include license plate photos, were accessed through the network of one of its subcontractors. Customs maintains a database including passport and visa photos. CBP declined to say what images were stolen or how many people were affected.

The CBP database is used at airports as part of a facial-recognition program from the agency.

This is a developing story. It will be updated.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/national/wp/2019/06/10/u-s-customs-and-border-protection-says-photos-of-travelers-into-and-out-of-the-country-were-recently-taken-in-a-data-breach/

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