Unsolicited nudes detected and deleted by AI

Unsolicited nudes detected and deleted by AI

Image copyright Getty Images Software that can detect and delete unsolicited penis pictures sent via private messages on Twitter is being developed by researchers in Seattle.However, Ms Bressler said the software was a "huge success" when it came to detecting "vanilla" penis photos and nudes.

Microsoft Slammed For Investment In Israeli Facial Recognition ‘Spying On Palestinians’

Microsoft Slammed For Investment In Israeli Facial Recognition ‘Spying On Palestinians’

Shankar Narayan, the director of the Technology and Liberty Project at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), told Forbes that he’d held meetings with Microsoft in Seattle last year in which the tech giant appeared receptive to ideas on holding back the spread of facial recognition.

Motel 6 to pay $12M to settle lawsuit over guest privacy

Motel 6 to pay $12M to settle lawsuit over guest privacy

SEATTLE — The national hotel chain Motel 6 has agreed to pay $12 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the state of Washington for providing the names of hotel guests to immigration officials for two years.

Victory: Federal Court in Seattle Will Begin Disclosing Surveillance Records

Victory: Federal Court in Seattle Will Begin Disclosing Surveillance Records

The public will learn how often federal investigators in Seattle obtain private details about your communications, such as who you called and when, as a result of a petition to unseal those records brought by EFF client The Stranger.

Amazon's 1st high-tech grocery store opens to the public

Amazon's 1st high-tech grocery store opens to the public

Amazon.com Inc will open its checkout-free grocery store to the public on Monday after more than a year of testing, the company said, moving forward on an experiment that could dramatically alter brick-and-mortar retail. "This technology didn't exist," Puerini said, walking through the Seattle store.

New Boom in Facial Recognition Tech Prompts Privacy Alarms

New Boom in Facial Recognition Tech Prompts Privacy Alarms

Another example comes from Seattle-based tech company RealNetworks, where Mike Vance, senior director of product management, has received dozens of recent queries from K-12 schools across the nation seeking to participate in RealNetworks’ Secure, Accurate Facial Recognition (SAFR) program.

Police to Seattle’s techies, streamers: Sign up for our anti-swatting service [Updated]

Police to Seattle’s techies, streamers: Sign up for our anti-swatting service [Updated]

The threat includes a claim of five hostages taken and a ransom demand of "five grand or I'mma kill 'em all." This portion is followed by video footage of SPD officers, timestamped in the early hours of August 24 of this year, saying things like "an online phone app" and "sounds more and more like swatting to me" before approaching an apartment unit's entrance with guns drawn.

As facial-recognition technology grows, so does wariness about privacy. Use at a school in Seattle fuels debate.

As facial-recognition technology grows, so does wariness about privacy. Use at a school in Seattle fuels debate.

Vance, a senior director of product management at the Seattle tech company, leads the team that created Secure, Accurate Facial Recognition — or SAFR, pronounced “safer” — a technology that the company began offering free to K-12 schools this summer.