Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by mood, Jun 24, 2018.
Microsoft turned down facial-recognition sales on human rights concerns
We Built an ‘Unbelievable’ (but Legal) Facial Recognition Machine
April 16, 2019
NYC subway denies using ‘real-time face recognition screens’ in Times Square
April 19, 2019
Facial recognition creeps up on a JetBlue passenger and she hates it
April 22, 2019
Departing the U.S. from an airport? Your face will be scanned
April 23, 2019
Teenager sues Apple for $1bn after facial recognition led to false arrest
What’s Going On With the Teenager Suing Apple Over Facial Recognition Technology?
April 23, 2019
Facial Recognition Is Here To Stay
April 23, 2019
"DHS plan for face scanning at airports sparks alarm
Lawmakers and civil liberties advocates are calling on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to halt plans to begin using facial recognition technology on nearly all departing air passengers within the next four years.
The agency’s plan has reignited the fight over the sensitive technology. Critics say facial recognition technology is not ready for large-scale deployment and that DHS has failed to establish specific rules to prevent abuses and policies for handling the collected data..."
Japanese taxis will use facial recognition to target you with ads as you ride
April 24, 2019
Facial recognition system rollout was too rushed, Queensland police report reveals
May 5, 2019
The creeping threat of facial recognition
May 7, 2019
Millions of people uploaded photos to the Ever app. Then the company used them to develop facial recognition tools.
“The app developers were not clear about their intentions," one Ever user said. "I believe it’s a huge invasion of privacy.”
May 9, 2019
Use of facial recognition tech 'dangerously irresponsible'
"San Francisco Bans Facial Recognition Technology
SAN FRANCISCO — On Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors enacted the first ban by a major city on the use of facial recognition technology by police and all other municipal agencies.
The vote was 8 to 1 in favor, with two members who support the bill absent. There will be an obligatory second vote next week but it is seen as a formality..."
The NYPD uses altered images in its facial recognition system, new documents show
Some US Cities Are Moving Into Real-Time Facial Surveillance
"Police FINE pedestrian £90 for disorderly behaviour after he tries to cover his face from facial recognition camera on the streets of London..."
Melbourne students are guinea pigs for NEC's facial recognition fraud tech
May 20, 2019
"China has a new facial recognition app — this time for pandas
...Chinese tech whizzes, who already have perfected facial recognition technology for humans to frightening levels of accuracy, have now come up with an app that can tell one white-faced, black-eyed bear from another.
Visitors to the panda base in the Sichuan capital of Chengdu, one of China’s top tourist attractions, will be able to scan the panda’s face with the mobile app to get information about each individual bear...
The panda facial recognition technology is the result of two years of research and the analysis of about 120,000 images and 10,000 video clips of the black and white furballs. Scientists at the Chengdu base and Sichuan Normal University, with help from Singapore Nanyang Technological University, have created a database containing 10,000 marked and annotated panda photos..."
Police facial recognition surveillance court case starts
If facial recognition is good enough for Taylor Swift, is it good enough for you?
"Trump Administration Could Blacklist Chinese Surveillance Technology Firm
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is considering limits to a Chinese video surveillance giant’s ability to buy American technology, people familiar with the matter said, the latest attempt to counter Beijing’s global economic ambitions.
The move would effectively place the company, Hikvision, on a United States blacklist...
Hikvision is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of video surveillance products and is central to China’s ambitions to be the top global exporter of surveillance systems. The Commerce Department may require that American companies obtain government approval to supply components to Hikvision, limiting the company’s access to technology that helps power its equipment...
Hikvision says its products enable their clients to track people around the country by their facial features, body characteristics or gait, or to monitor activity considered unusual by officials, such as people suddenly running or crowds gathering...
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in an interview with Fox News on May 2 that the administration was concerned 'that the Chinese are working to put their systems in networks all across the world so they can steal your information and my information.'..."
House Oversight Hearing on Facial Recognition Technology
Today, May 22 | 10am ET
The House Oversight and Reform Committee holds a hearing to examine the use of facial recognition technology by the government and commercial entities and its impact on civil rights and liberties.
Recorded playback will also be available later in the day and evening.
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