Taliban seizes US military biometric devices which can identify Afghans who aided coalition efforts in country
Guest on msnbc just said the taliban have “our biometric database” of everyone who worked for US and are using it at checkpoints. When / how did that happen? Was that a massive story at the time or wtf? They used AF as a testing ground for biometrics and this is how it ends up?— Amanda Milius (@AmandaMilius) August 16, 2021
An unidentified JSOC official said that the Taliban acquired biometrics equipment that contains data like iris scans and fingerprints of Afghans who aided the US and allies in country.
They said that the portable devices could be used to access sensitive information from large, centralized military databases, and potentially expose those who helped resist the Taliban.
The International Rescue Committee estimates that over 300,000 Afghan civilians were involved with the American mission over the past two decades.