Facial recognition is here to stay. And we should all probably accept it

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by mood, Jun 24, 2018.

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    Facial recognition is making its way to cruise ships
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    https://qz.com/1623799/facial-recognition-is-coming-to-cruise-ships/
     
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    "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..."

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    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/22/world/asia/china-surveillance-xinjiang.html
     
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    Facial Recognition Has Already Reached Its Breaking Point
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    https://www.wired.com/story/facial-recognition-regulation/
     
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    "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..."

    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/05/22/congress_facial_recognition/
     
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    Colorado students photographed for facial recognition study
     
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    New York school district's facial recognition system sparks privacy fears
    May 31, 2019
    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/may/31/facial-recognition-school-new-york-privacy-fears
     
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    Toronto police using facial recognition as Canadian government ponders rules
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    "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.'..."

    https://eandt.theiet.org/content/ar...-used-to-monitor-high-risk-hospital-patients/
     
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    Watchdog says FBI has access to about 640M photographs
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    https://apnews.com/6f45d569c3084c5ca823ced145de8f82
     
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    Facial recognition quietly switched on at Queensland stadiums, sparking privacy concerns

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06...y-switched-on-at-queensland-stadiums/11178334
     
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    Microsoft discreetly wiped its massive facial recognition database
    MS Celeb contained more than 10 million images.
    Rachel England, @rachel_england 06 June 2019

     
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    City of Perth rolls out new facial recognition CCTV cameras, but is it surveillance by stealth?
    June 8, 2019
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06...-new-facial-recognition-cctv-cameras/11147780
     
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    Vuzix smart glasses get automatic facial recognition designed for law enforcement
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    https://techcrunch.com/2019/06/10/v...ial-recognition-designed-for-law-enforcement/
    The Verge: Facial recognition smart glasses could make public surveillance discreet and ubiquitous
     
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    U.S. Customs and Border Protection says photos of travelers into and out of the country were recently taken in a data breach


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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/gdpr...ken-in-a-data-breach/?&utm_term=.77caeb57d7cd


     
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    Opinion lines form over facial recognition at airports
    https://blog.avira.com/opinion-lines-form-over-facial-recognition-at-airports/
     
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    Facial Recognition Coming To Delta Gates At MSP
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    "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."

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/27/opinion/police-cam-facial-recognition.html
     
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    Watchdog slams 'chaotic' use of facial recognition tech by Brit cops
    June 28, 2019
    https://www.theinquirer.net/inquire...s-brit-cops-chaotic-use-of-facial-recognition
     
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    I Opted Out of Facial Recognition at the Airport—It Wasn't Easy
    https://www.wired.com/story/opt-out-of-facial-recognition-at-the-airport/
     
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    Met Police's facial recognition tech has 81% error rate, independent report says
    July 3, 2019
    https://news.sky.com/story/met-poli...1-error-rate-independent-report-says-11755941
     
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    Facial recognition in China 'spot on', say Metropolitan Police Federation
    July 5, 2019
    https://news.sky.com/story/facial-r...n-say-metropolitan-police-federation-11757577
     
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    ICO neuters UK police use of facial recognition technology
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    https://www.itpro.co.uk/policy-legi...k-police-use-of-facial-recognition-technology
    ICO: Blog: Live facial recognition technology - data protection law applies
     
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