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Privacy Nightmare: New York City Subway’s Payment System Could Expose Travelers’ Movements to Crooks

A feature on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) website, designed to allow New York City subway riders to check their travel history, has come under scrutiny for posing a significant privacy risk. As one privacy expert explains, “Obviously this is a great fit for abusers who live with their victims or have physical access, however brief, to their wallets.” 

People walk along the train platform at the Second Avenue subway station on November 09, 2021 in New York City. On Friday Congress passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a $1.2 trillion infrastructure package, as part of President Joe Biden's economic agenda. The bill, which is slated to be …