'Unjustified and Unnecessary': DHS Could Use Facial Recognition on 97% of Departing Airline Passengers

'Unjustified and Unnecessary': DHS Could Use Facial Recognition on 97% of Departing Airline Passengers

"It means the government, without consulting the public, a requirement by Congress, or consent from any individual, is using facial recognition to create a digital ID of millions of Americans," Scott said.

US facial recognition will cover 97 percent of departing airline passengers within four years

US facial recognition will cover 97 percent of departing airline passengers within four years

Since the introduction of the current system , facial recognition identified 7,000 passengers who overstayed their visas on the 15,000 flights tracked.

Opinion | We Built An ‘Unbelievable’ (But Legal) Facial Recognition Machine

Opinion | We Built An ‘Unbelievable’ (But Legal) Facial Recognition Machine

It’s unclear whether the Domain Awareness System currently uses facial recognition, though the Police Department experimented with it in 2012, according to Clare Garvie, an associate at the Center on Privacy and Technology at Georgetown Law School.

One Month, 500,000 Face Scans: How China Is Using A.I. to Profile a Minority

One Month, 500,000 Face Scans: How China Is Using A.I. to Profile a Minority

The technology is not mature — in 2017 Yitu promoted a one-in-three success rate when the police responded to its alarms at a train station — and many of China’s cameras are not powerful enough for facial recognition software to work effectively.

Feds Helping to Create 9,000 Spy Zones in U.S. Cities

Feds Helping to Create 9,000 Spy Zones in U.S. Cities

In three years, the city of Erie, Pennsylvania, will be transformed into a massive surveillance city equipped with facial recognition cameras, license plate readers and spying public Wi-Fi zones.

Sharesome Launches #FindThePornstar Facial Recognition Tool

Sharesome Launches #FindThePornstar Facial Recognition Tool

By their own description, the Sharesome team just decided to pop off work one day in order to come up with a “simple solution for all porn fans out there.” Simple — like hackable?

Smart speaker recordings reviewed by humans

Smart speaker recordings reviewed by humans

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Google Home, Amazon Echo and Apple HomePod speakers According to Apple's security policy, voice recordings lack personally identifiable information and are linked to a random ID number, which is reset every time Siri is switched off.

New York’s mass face recognition trial on drivers has been a spectacular failure

New York’s mass face recognition trial on drivers has been a spectacular failure

Cameras attached to the bridge were supposed to capture and identify the faces of drivers through their windshields as they passed, matching them against government databases. Despite the failure, more cameras are going to be positioned on other bridges and tunnels, according to a spokesperson.

Report: Face-Scanning Cameras In NYC Recognized No One

Report: Face-Scanning Cameras In NYC Recognized No One

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Privacy advocates are concerned about a pilot program that's scouring faces at MTA bridges and tunnels – but so far the program's been a dud. Kennedy Bridge or through the Queens-Midtown Tunnel, cameras keep watch and scan your face using facial recognition.

Top Gear on Google

Top Gear on Google

The intelligent speed assistance (ISA) system uses both GPS data and sign recognition technology to check speed limits, and then automatically keeps the car below the required limits.

How AI helps facial recognition really get to know your face

How AI helps facial recognition really get to know your face

To work well, facial recognition systems need images with well-illuminated, clear faces that give a neural network detailed, accurate data. Royal Caribbean Cruises has twice as many passengers as Northwell has patients, and more of them, too, will see facial recognition as the program expands, project leader Schneider said.

Camera Above the Classroom

Camera Above the Classroom

Let alone knowing there’s a camera.” And when students from other schools asked why their teachers started collecting facial data, someone responded: “The whole country is advocating ‘intelligent education.’ It’s probably your principal who wants to add glory to his career accomplishments.”.

The privacy risks of unchecked facial-recognition technology

The privacy risks of unchecked facial-recognition technology

The Washington state Legislature this session took up what would have been a landmark bill to put a moratorium on the acquisition and use of facial recognition technology by government agencies.

Tech giants back bill that privacy advocates claim is toothless

Tech giants back bill that privacy advocates claim is toothless

We would take a step forward on both data privacy and face surveillance but Microsoft and other tech companies have had, undoubtedly, an outsized influence on this conversation just because they have a lot more lobbyists.

Pointing to the future: the next step in fraud prevention

Pointing to the future: the next step in fraud prevention

Considering that five million UK consumers had funds stolen from their bank or credit card account in 2017 – at an average cost of £840 each according to comparison site ComparetheMarket – it is vital that issuers are able to resolve payment disputes quickly and efficiently to maintain cardholder loyalty and brand reputation.

Facial recognition can speed you through airport security, but there's a cost

Facial recognition can speed you through airport security, but there's a cost

"US Customs and Border Protection is changing the face of travel with its cloud-based facial biometric matching service," the agency says in a pamphlet explaining the technology.

With facial recognition, shoplifting may get you banned in places you've never been

With facial recognition, shoplifting may get you banned in places you've never been

If a logged person tries entering the store, Kogniz's facial recognition will be able to detect that and flag security, Daniel Putterman, the company's co-founder and director, said in an interview. There aren't any rules or standards governing how companies use facial recognition technology.

Facial recognition has no checks, and that’s bad news for our privacy

Facial recognition has no checks, and that’s bad news for our privacy

If a logged person tries entering the store, Kogniz's facial recognition will be able to detect that and flag security, Daniel Putterman, the company's co-founder and director, said in an interview. One store that uses Kogniz shares its login information with its local police department, Putterman said.

Amazon's Rekognition software lets cops track faces: Here's what you need to know

Amazon's Rekognition software lets cops track faces: Here's what you need to know

Civil liberties groups such as the ACLU have already raised concerns about the speedy adoption of facial recognition tech among US law enforcement agencies and the potential for its abuse, particularly against immigrants and people of color.

The government uses images of vulnerable people to test facial recognition software.

The government uses images of vulnerable people to test facial recognition software.

When a company, university group, or developer wants to test a facial recognition algorithm, it sends that software to NIST, which then uses the full set of photograph collections to determine how well the program performs in terms of accuracy, speed, storage and memory consumption, and resilience.

Facial recognition overkill: How deputies cracked a $12 shoplifting case

Facial recognition overkill: How deputies cracked a $12 shoplifting case

WCSO Via public records requests, CNET reviewed seven sheriff's office reports that showed facial recognition being put to use in making an arrest. Deputy Jeff Talbot, Washington County's public information officer, said WCSO has made arrests on "crimes on multiple levels" using Rekognition, not just minor offenses.

Use and Fair Use: Statement on shared images in facial recognition AI

Use and Fair Use: Statement on shared images in facial recognition AI

Some Flickr users were dismayed to learn that IBM had used their photos to train the AI, and had questions about the ethics, privacy implications, and fair use of such a dataset being used for algorithmic training.

New facial recognition bill would require consent before companies could share data

New facial recognition bill would require consent before companies could share data

A new bill introduced in the Senate today would prohibit commercial companies using facial recognition technology from sharing people’s data without their explicit consent.

IBM didn’t inform people when it used their Flickr photos for facial recognition training

IBM didn’t inform people when it used their Flickr photos for facial recognition training

NBC obtained the dataset from a different source and made a tool within its article for photographers to check if their Flickr usernames have been included in IBM’s collection.

When Facial Recognition Is Used to Identify Defendants, They Have a Right to Obtain Information About the Algorithms Used on Them, EFF Tells Court

When Facial Recognition Is Used to Identify Defendants, They Have a Right to Obtain Information About the Algorithms Used on Them, EFF Tells Court

We urged the Florida Supreme Court yesterday to review a closely-watched lawsuit to clarify the due process rights of defendants identified by facial recognition algorithms used by law enforcement.

Preventing Government Facial Recognition Oppression

Preventing Government Facial Recognition Oppression

The report notes that law enforcement can use facial recognition technology for four purposes: arrest identification (to confirm an arrestee's ID), field identification (to ID a person stopped by an officer), investigative identification (to obtain images for IDing an unidentified suspect), and real-time surveillance (to match unidentified folks to a watchlist).

Senate passes bill to create a European-style consumer-data privacy law in Washington

Senate passes bill to create a European-style consumer-data privacy law in Washington

Share story OLYMPIA — In a broad bipartisan vote, Washington state senators have approved a bill to create a European-style consumer-data privacy law and restrict some uses of facial recognition.

Accessibility vs Security: Breaking CAPTCHAs by exploiting their accessibility features

Accessibility vs Security: Breaking CAPTCHAs by exploiting their accessibility features

We built an automated system that solves audio captchas using existing speech recognition services. In the paper, we also discussed that all other audio captchas can be solved by leveraging existing speech recognition services.

Don’t look now: why you should be worried about machines reading your emotions

Don’t look now: why you should be worried about machines reading your emotions

The labelling process that Affectiva and other emotion detection companies use to train algorithms can only identify what Barrett calls “emotional stereotypes”, which are like emojis, symbols that fit a well-known theme of emotion within our culture.

‘Futuristic’ PopID machines improve restaurant efficiency, raise privacy concerns

‘Futuristic’ PopID machines improve restaurant efficiency, raise privacy concerns

While the Ray’s Grill and Treehouse kiosks have been installed since Jan. 12 and Feb. 26, respectively, Danial Shadmany ’21 and Olivia Flournoy ’21 said they had not used them before being approached by The Daily.

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