Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by mood, Jun 24, 2018.
Amazon Now Has A Web Form For People Report Abuses Of Its Facial Recognition Tech
Facial recognition is making its way to cruise ships
May 21, 2019
"How China Uses High-Tech Surveillance to Subdue Millions
KASHGAR, China — A God’s-eye view of Kashgar, an ancient city in western China, flashed onto a wall-size screen, with colorful icons marking police stations, checkpoints and the locations of recent security incidents. At the click of a mouse, a technician explained, the police can pull up live video from any surveillance camera or take a closer look at anyone passing through one of the thousands of checkpoints in the city.
To demonstrate, she showed how the system could retrieve the photo, home address and official identification number of a woman who had been stopped at a checkpoint on a major highway. The system sifted through billions of records, then displayed details of her education, family ties, links to an earlier case and recent visits to a hotel and an internet cafe.
The simulation, presented at an industry fair in China, offered a rare look at a system that now peers into nearly every corner of Xinjiang...
This is the vision of high-tech surveillance — precise, all-seeing, infallible — that China’s leaders are investing billions of dollars in every year, making Xinjiang an incubator for increasingly intrusive policing systems that could spread across the country and beyond..."
Facial Recognition Has Already Reached Its Breaking Point
May 22, 2019
"We listened to more than 3 hours of US Congress testimony on facial recognition so you didn't have to go through it
Long story short: Models are ineffective, racist, dumb..."
Colorado students photographed for facial recognition study
New York school district's facial recognition system sparks privacy fears
May 31, 2019
Toronto police using facial recognition as Canadian government ponders rules
May 28, 2019
"Facial recognition used to monitor high-risk hospital patients
Facial-recognition technology has been deployed by Japanese scientists to monitor patients in hospital who are prone to high-risk behaviour and detect when they have carried out a dangerous action, such as accidentally removing their breathing tube....
'Using images we had taken of a patient’s face and eyes, we were able to train computer systems to recognize high-risk arm movement', said Dr Akane Sato, who led the research.
'We were surprised about the high degree of accuracy that we achieved, which shows that this new technology has the potential to be a useful tool for improving patient safety and is the first step for a smart ICU [intensive care unit] which is planned in our hospital.'..."
Watchdog says FBI has access to about 640M photographs
June 4, 2019
Facial recognition quietly switched on at Queensland stadiums, sparking privacy concerns
Microsoft discreetly wiped its massive facial recognition database
MS Celeb contained more than 10 million images.
Rachel England, @rachel_england 06 June 2019
City of Perth rolls out new facial recognition CCTV cameras, but is it surveillance by stealth?
June 8, 2019
Vuzix smart glasses get automatic facial recognition designed for law enforcement
June 10, 2019
The Verge: Facial recognition smart glasses could make public surveillance discreet and ubiquitous
U.S. Customs and Border Protection says photos of travelers into and out of the country were recently taken in a data breach
Amazon’s facial recognition boss wants the feds to hurry up with regulation
Opinion lines form over facial recognition at airports
Facial Recognition Coming To Delta Gates At MSP
June 20, 2019
"A Major Police Body Cam Company Just Banned Facial Recognition
Its ethics board says the technology is not reliable enough to justify using.
Axon, the company that supplies 47 out of the 69 largest police agencies in the United States with body cameras and software, announced Thursday that it will ban the use of facial recognition systems on its devices."
A Second U.S. City Has Banned Facial Recognition
Watchdog slams 'chaotic' use of facial recognition tech by Brit cops
June 28, 2019
I Opted Out of Facial Recognition at the Airport—It Wasn't Easy
Met Police's facial recognition tech has 81% error rate, independent report says
July 3, 2019
Facial recognition in China 'spot on', say Metropolitan Police Federation
July 5, 2019
ICO neuters UK police use of facial recognition technology
July 9, 2019
ICO: Blog: Live facial recognition technology - data protection law applies
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