MegaPixels: Brainwash Dataset

MegaPixels: Brainwash Dataset

Although Brainwash appears to be a less popular dataset, it was notably used in 2016 and 2017 by researchers affiliated with the National University of Defense Technology in China for two research projects on advancing the capabilities of object detection to more accurately isolate the target region in an image.

San Francisco becomes the first US city to ban the use of facial recognition software by police

San Francisco becomes the first US city to ban the use of facial recognition software by police

Associated Press The San Francisco board did not spend time Tuesday debating the outright ban on facial recognition technology, focusing instead on the possible burdens placed on police, the transit system and other city agencies that need to maintain public safety.

San Francisco Becomes 1st US City to Ban Facial Recognition Technology

San Francisco Becomes 1st US City to Ban Facial Recognition Technology

San Francisco supervisors voted to pass a surveillance oversight legislation Tuesday that includes a ban on the use of facial recognition technology by police and other city departments.

San Francisco may ban police, city use of facial recognition

San Francisco may ban police, city use of facial recognition

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco is on track to become the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies, reflecting a growing backlash against a technology that’s creeping into airports, motor vehicle departments, stores, stadiums and home security cameras.

SF approves ban on cashless stores – The San Francisco Examiner

SF approves ban on cashless stores – The San Francisco Examiner

“The purpose of this [law]is to ensure that all City residents — including those who lack access to other forms of payment are able to participate in the City’s economic life by paying cash for goods and many services.”.

The San Francisco District Attorney’s 10 Most Surveilled Neighborhoods

The San Francisco District Attorney’s 10 Most Surveilled Neighborhoods

According to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency , “The system is designed so that it can only take a photograph during a red light and cannot take a photograph during a yellow or green light.” Although the SFMTA reports it has 20 red light cameras across the city, the District Attorney data includes 26 of these cameras.

San Francisco may ban law enforcement use of facial recognition software.

San Francisco may ban law enforcement use of facial recognition software.

Municipal legislators in San Francisco unveiled an ordinance proposal on Tuesday that, if passed, would make the city the first in the country to completely ban government use of facial recognition systems.

San Francisco Could Be First to Ban Facial Recognition Tech

San Francisco Could Be First to Ban Facial Recognition Tech

“This is the first piece of legislation that I’ve seen that really takes facial recognition technology as serious as it is warranted and treats it as uniquely dangerous.” Woodrow Hartzog, Northeastern University Privacy laws in Texas and Illinois require anyone recording biometric data, including face scans and fingerprints, to give people notice and obtain their consent.

San Francisco lawmaker: Our cops should be banned from using facial recognition

San Francisco lawmaker: Our cops should be banned from using facial recognition

with 27 posters participating Share this story Further Reading Amazon’s Rekognition messes up, matches 28 lawmakers to mugshots If a new proposed municipal ordinance passes in the coming months, San Francisco could become the first city in America to outright ban the use of facial recognition technology by its police department or any other city agency.

Google, Facebook spend big on U.S. lobbying amid policy battles

Google, Facebook spend big on U.S. lobbying amid policy battles

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google disclosed in a quarterly filing on Tuesday that it spent a company-record $21.2 million on lobbying the U.S. government in 2018, topping its previous high of $18.22 million in 2012, as the search engine operator fights wide-ranging scrutiny into its practices.

Google defends Gmail data sharing, gives few details on violations

Google defends Gmail data sharing, gives few details on violations

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google gave details about its policies for third-party Gmail add-ons but stopped short of fully addressing questions from U.S. senators about developers who break its email-scanning rules.

San Francisco's out-of-control homelessness crisis could be combated by a new tracking tool

San Francisco's out-of-control homelessness crisis could be combated by a new tracking tool

Now, the city is launching a high-tech platform to identify every homeless resident and his or her level of need. The new system intends to track the health, housing, jail, and counseling history of every homeless person in the city.