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    I am not sure exactly how this is a “Fact check”? Security experts like security researcher Victor Gevers found the DB unprotected and confirmed:
    “From the last 24 hours alone, there were more than 6.8 million locations logged, Gevers said. Anyone would be able to look at these records and track a person’s movements based on SenseNets’ real-time facial recognition.”

    This CNET article was published February 13, 2019 at 10:16 AM PST, days before the Twitter post referenced here and it was found that the Database has been open and available to the public since July.

    An article like the CNET one might be appropriate if there is a different angle to explore but as there is no specific claim to verify here I don’t feel like this qualifies as a “Fact check”.

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      Many thanks! Actually, I also had some talks with Victor Gevers on Twitter. He has been investigating the relevant issues for a long time. Therefore, the person is real, and his investigation looks transparent, so yes I agree on your comment. Deleting this sounds appropriate to me.

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