Los Angeles Police Just Banned The Use Of Commercial Facial Recognition

Los Angeles Police Just Banned The Use Of Commercial Facial Recognition

Documents obtained by BuzzFeed News via public records requests showed that Clearview AI previously misrepresented how law enforcement used its software and once told police officers to "run wild" with the tool by testing it on friends and family members.

Campaign “Reclaim Your Face” calls for a Ban on Biometric Mass Surveillance

Campaign “Reclaim Your Face” calls for a Ban on Biometric Mass Surveillance

Facial recognition and other biometric technologies used for indiscriminate or arbitrarily-targeted surveillance in public spaces act just like that – turning every one of us into a potential suspect; watching and analysing us all of the time; seriously infringing upon our rights to privacy and data protection.

Dahua, Amazon Partner in China, Is Making Facial-Recognition Tech to Track Uighurs

Dahua, Amazon Partner in China, Is Making Facial-Recognition Tech to Track Uighurs

In what can only be described as a massive fuck-up, someone—likely a software engineer employed by Dahua Technology, the surveillance-gear supplier—posted the company’s software development kit for video tracking tools, which are built specifically to identify Uighurs.

Europe is adopting stricter rules on surveillance tech

Europe is adopting stricter rules on surveillance tech

The European Union has agreed to stricter rules on the sale and export of cyber-surveillance technologies like facial recognition and spyware.

Mall real estate company collected 5 million images of shoppers, say privacy watchdogs

Mall real estate company collected 5 million images of shoppers, say privacy watchdogs

The real estate company behind some of Canada's most popular shopping centres embedded cameras inside its digital information kiosks at 12 shopping malls in major Canadian cities to collect millions of images — and used facial recognition technology without customers' knowledge or consent — according to a new investigation by the federal, Alberta and B.C. privacy commissioners.

Surveillance company harassed female employees using its own facial recognition technology

Surveillance company harassed female employees using its own facial recognition technology

After the Slack incident was reported to HR, Verkada CEO Filip Kaliszan gave employees in the Slack channel a choice: leave the company or have their stock options reduced.

Activists Turn Facial Recognition Tools Against the Police

Activists Turn Facial Recognition Tools Against the Police

He gave a surprising reason.“I am involved with developing facial recognition to in fact use on Portland police officers, since they are not identifying themselves to the public,” Mr. Howell said.

Facial recognition to be used in 150 booths for GHMC elections, AIMIM opposes move

Facial recognition to be used in 150 booths for GHMC elections, AIMIM opposes move

The AIMIM, which has called the use of facial recognition an infringement of the right to privacy, expressed shock at the decision taken by the SEC without convening an all-party meeting.

Portland passes broadest facial recognition ban in the US

Portland passes broadest facial recognition ban in the US

In addition to halting city use of the surveillance technology, the new rule prevents "private entities in places of public accommodation" in Portland from using it, too, referring to businesses that serve the general public — a grocery store or a pizza place, for instance.

San Francisco Police Use Banned Tech to Build Gun Case

San Francisco Police Use Banned Tech to Build Gun Case

(TNS) — San Francisco police investigators may have circumvented the city’s ban on facial recognition technology by building a gun case, in part, on facial recognition software used by another law enforcement agency, according to interviews and documents obtained by The Chronicle.

Despite Denials, LAPD Reportedly Used Facial Recognition Nearly 30,000 Times Since 2009

Despite Denials, LAPD Reportedly Used Facial Recognition Nearly 30,000 Times Since 2009

California has enacted a three-year ban on the use of facial recognition technology in police body cameras.Last year, San Francisco and Oakland banned the use of any facial recognition by police and other city departments.

How facial recognition is spreading in Italy: the case of Como

How facial recognition is spreading in Italy: the case of Como

Despite the measure issued by the DPA, the municipality installed this new series of facial recognition cameras in other areas of the city in May 2020.In August 2020 local newspapers from the Como area reported the poor results of the testing of the facial recognition system.

2021 HiPhi X swaps-out door handles for facial recognition, gets split butterfly rear doors

2021 HiPhi X swaps-out door handles for facial recognition, gets split butterfly rear doors

The six-seater all-electric HiPhi X SUV will use your face as the key, and comes with some unique split rear doors.The 2021 HiPhi X SUV has been revealed, and it will use facial recognition to open its doors.

CBP doesn’t consistently notify air travelers about facial recognition tech use, privacy: GAO

CBP doesn’t consistently notify air travelers about facial recognition tech use, privacy: GAO

“We notify travelers at these ports using verbal announcements, signs, and/or message boards that CBP takes photos for identity verification purposes, and they are informed of their ability to opt-out” — John Wagner, CBP Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner.

Bishop International Airport to utilize Smart Helmets to measure temperatures, facial recognition

Bishop International Airport to utilize Smart Helmets to measure temperatures, facial recognition

– Authorities with Bishop International Airport in Flint announced Friday it will be the first airport in the United States to utilize Smart Helmets.The Smart Helmet, developed by Italian company KeyBiz, can detect the temperature of multiple people, run facial recognition, license plate recognition and scan QR codes.

Clearview AI CEO says ‘over 2,400 police agencies’ are using its facial recognition software

Clearview AI CEO says ‘over 2,400 police agencies’ are using its facial recognition software

More than 2,400 police agencies have entered contracts with Clearview AI, a controversial facial recognition firm, according to comments made by Clearview AI CEO Hoan Ton-That in an interview with Jason Calacanis on YouTube.

Facial recognition designed to detect around face masks is failing, study finds

Facial recognition designed to detect around face masks is failing, study finds

Many facial recognition companies have claimed they can identify people with pinpoint accuracy even while they're wearing face masks, but the latest results from a study show that the coverings are dramatically increasing error rates.

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: August 21, 2020

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: August 21, 2020

Court finds UK police use of facial recognition technology breaches privacy rights, data protection laws and equality laws.XCSSET is another new malware discovered by Trend Micro targets Mac devices and the developers that use them.

How China surveils the world

How China surveils the world

The CCP doesn’t only collect data through invasive surveillance technologies like cameras that employ facial recognition.A: GTCOM is a big-data and AI company that is controlled by China’s Central Propaganda Department, which is deeply involved in Party attempts to shift the global narrative around China’s power.

Facial recognition cameras in schools erode privacy and normalize surveillance

Facial recognition cameras in schools erode privacy and normalize surveillance

“We found that in schools where students of color predominate, more surveillance technologies are used,” Shobita Parthasarathy, professor at the University of Michigan and lead author of the study, told CyberNews.

NYPD used facial recognition to track down Black Lives Matter activist

NYPD used facial recognition to track down Black Lives Matter activist

“The NYPD uses facial recognition as a limited investigative tool, comparing a still image from a surveillance video to a pool of lawfully possessed arrest photos,” said a spokesperson.In response to the report, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio told Gothamist that his office would reexamine the standards for police use of facial recognition.

ICE just signed a contract with facial recognition company Clearview AI

ICE just signed a contract with facial recognition company Clearview AI

Clearview AI has been in the spotlight since a January investigation from The New York Times showed that its facial recognition technology was in widespread use among law enforcement agencies and private companies.

Instagram faces $500 billion lawsuit for gathering facial biometrics data without consent

Instagram faces $500 billion lawsuit for gathering facial biometrics data without consent

ShareTweet A new class action lawsuit in the state of Illinois is trying to bring Facebook to task for illegally harvesting biometrics data, specifically facial recognition data or a “face template.” The lawsuit, Whalen v.

Police use of secretive facial recognition software stopped by the courts

Police use of secretive facial recognition software stopped by the courts

When Ed Bridges was scanned by South Wales police using facial recognition tech, he was shocked at how invasive this new technology could be.Since South Wales police began using AFR in 2015, they have admitted to scanning and collecting the biometric information of 500,000 faces.

Instagram could face up up to $500 billion in fines in class-action lawsuit alleging it illegally harvested biometric data

Instagram could face up up to $500 billion in fines in class-action lawsuit alleging it illegally harvested biometric data

That practice violates an Illinois state law that bans companies from collecting people's biometric data — like a facial recognition scan — without their knowledge or consent, the lawsuit alleges.

Court finds UK police use of facial recognition technology breaches privacy rights, data protection laws and equality laws

Court finds UK police use of facial recognition technology breaches privacy rights, data protection laws and equality laws

A year ago UK human rights campaigners described the increasing use of automated facial recognition systems by the police as putting “arsenic in the water of democracy “.

Police use of facial recognition violates human rights, UK court rules

Police use of facial recognition violates human rights, UK court rules

Although he was backed by UK civil rights organization Liberty, Bridges lost his suit in 2019, but the Court of Appeal today overturned that ruling, finding that the South Wales Police facial recognition program was unlawful.

Privacy Advocates Demand Ban on Facial Recognition in Schools in Response to Damning Study on the Technology

Privacy Advocates Demand Ban on Facial Recognition in Schools in Response to Damning Study on the Technology

Privacy advocates on Monday urged lawmakers to ban facial recognition in schools in response to a new study finding that use of the technology in educational settings would likely lead to a number of negative consequences including the normalization of surveillance and worsening of racial biases.

Privacy Advocates Herald Bill to Curb Corporate Use of 'Enormously Invasive' Facial Recognition Technology

Privacy Advocates Herald Bill to Curb Corporate Use of 'Enormously Invasive' Facial Recognition Technology

Similar to Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act, which has been in place since 2008, the Merkley-Sanders legislation would bar corporations from using facial recognition without the knowledge and explicit affirmative consent of customers.

US drugstore chain installed anti-shoplifter facial-recognition cameras in 200 locations – for eight years

US drugstore chain installed anti-shoplifter facial-recognition cameras in 200 locations – for eight years

Paragraphs and sentences spat out by text-generation models like OpenAI’s GPT-3 are more pervasive and difficult to detect compared to other forms of content manipulated by AI algorithms, an expert warned.

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