Thermal Imaging Cameras are Still Dangerous Dragnet Surveillance Cameras

Thermal Imaging Cameras are Still Dangerous Dragnet Surveillance Cameras

Now, some vendors of surveillance equipment are advocating for the use of thermal cameras that would supposedly detect people who may be infected with the virus and walking around with a fever.

Microsoft pulls out of facial recognition startup AnyVision

Microsoft pulls out of facial recognition startup AnyVision

James Martin/CNET Microsoft has pulled its minority investment out of a facial recognition startup that made headlines last year for allegedly surveilling Palestinians, the tech giant said Friday.

Zoom Calls Aren't as Private as You May Think. Here's What You Should Know.

Zoom Calls Aren't as Private as You May Think. Here's What You Should Know.

"Zoom should update their terms to ensure that data collected during meetings from any participant or host is explicitly excluded from any advertising or marketing use, and that they don't view and tag video footage to train AI for facial or object recognition," says Justin Brookman, director of privacy and technology policy at Consumer Reports.

How China built facial recognition for people wearing masks

How China built facial recognition for people wearing masks

The company now says its masked facial recognition program has reached 95 percent accuracy in lab tests, and even claims that it is more accurate in real life, where its cameras take multiple photos of a person if the first attempt to identify them fails.

Masks won’t protect you from facial recognition

Masks won’t protect you from facial recognition

A Chinese company says its facial recognition software can now identify people that are wearing masks to protect against the coronavirus.Hanwang Vice President Huang Lei says the system’s recognition rate reached about 95% when people wore a mask — still some way below its regular success rate of 99.5%.

Vermont attorney general is suing Clearview AI over its controversial facial recognition app

Vermont attorney general is suing Clearview AI over its controversial facial recognition app

Vermont’s Attorney General alleges that this database violates the Vermont Consumer Protection Act, as well as the Data Broker Law. Clearview AI built its controversial app by scraping billions of publicly available images of individuals from the internet without their knowledge or consent.

Even mask-wearers can be ID'd, China facial recognition firm says

Even mask-wearers can be ID'd, China facial recognition firm says

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese company says it has developed the country’s first facial recognition technology that can identify people when they are wearing a mask, as most are these days because of the coronavirus, and help in the fight against the disease.

Facial recognition technology is getting out of control

Facial recognition technology is getting out of control

Business Insider Clearview AI, a facial recognition technology company, has been using social media images to help law enforcement agencies.Lawmakers should take steps to ensure that police and other government officials can't use facial recognition technology to identify law abiding residents and citizens.

With painted faces, artists fight facial recognition tech

With painted faces, artists fight facial recognition tech

They’re two of the four founders of the Dazzle Club, a group of artists set up last year to provoke discussion about the growing using of facial recognition technology.

MyGovID facial recognition trials slated for mid-2020

MyGovID facial recognition trials slated for mid-2020

But for citizens to access more confidential services – under what the DTA calls identity proofing level three (IP3) – requires that facial verification and liveness detection – or a proof-of-life test – be embedded in the app.

Exclusive: Live Facial Recognition Is Coming to U.S. Police Body Cameras

Exclusive: Live Facial Recognition Is Coming to U.S. Police Body Cameras

The company originally started as a spy equipment manufacturer and paintball retailer based in Hollywood.“With Realtime Facial Recognition, WOLFCOM hopes to give our friends in Law Enforcement tools that will help them identify if the person they are talking to is a wanted suspect, a missing child or adult, or a person of interest,” Wolfcom founder Peter Austin Onruang wrote in a May 14, 2019, email to the Noble Police Department in Oklahoma.

'Ban this technology': students protest US universities' use of facial recognition

'Ban this technology': students protest US universities' use of facial recognition

The protests on Monday came after pushback led by students and digital rights group Fight for The Future against a proposed facial recognition program at the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA) led the school to reverse course and drop the technology.

Vatican joins IBM, Microsoft to call for facial recognition regulation

Vatican joins IBM, Microsoft to call for facial recognition regulation

“New forms of regulation must be encouraged to promote transparency and compliance with ethical principles, especially for advanced technologies that have a higher risk of impacting human rights, such as facial recognition,” the document said.

Clearview AI's entire client list stolen in data breach

Clearview AI's entire client list stolen in data breach

James Martin / CNET Clearview AI, a facial-recognition software maker that has sparked privacy concerns, said Wednesday it suffered a data breach.The company has a database of 3 billion photos that it collected from the internet, including websites like YouTube, Facebook, Venmo and LinkedIn. New York City-based Clearview said the database of images wasn't hacked.

Facial Recognition Surveillance Technology Should Be Suspended in the U.S. Says Coalition of 40 Privacy and Free Speech Groups

Facial Recognition Surveillance Technology Should Be Suspended in the U.S. Says Coalition of 40 Privacy and Free Speech Groups

Concerns over the potential for abuse have driven all of this, and that is also what has motivated 40 groups headed by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) to draft a letter recommending that federal agencies suspend the use of facial recognition surveillance systems.

Facial recognition company Clearview AI probed by Canada privacy agencies

Facial recognition company Clearview AI probed by Canada privacy agencies

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian privacy authorities have launched an investigation into New York-based Clearview AI to determine whether the firm’s use of facial recognition technology complies with the country’s privacy laws, the agencies said on Friday.

Leaked Reports Show EU Police Are Planning a Pan-European Network of Facial Recognition Databases

Leaked Reports Show EU Police Are Planning a Pan-European Network of Facial Recognition Databases

If previous data-sharing arrangements are a guide, the new facial recognition network will likely be connected to similar databases in the U.S., creating what privacy researchers are calling a massive transatlantic consolidation of biometric data.

UCLA Abandons Plans to Use Facial Recognition After Backlash

UCLA Abandons Plans to Use Facial Recognition After Backlash

Ahead of a national day of action led by digital rights group Fight for the Future, UCLA has abandoned its plans to become the first university in the United States to adopt facial recognition technology.

Automated facial recognition breaches GDPR, says EU digital chief

Automated facial recognition breaches GDPR, says EU digital chief

The EU’s digital and competition chief has said that automated facial recognition breaches GDPR, as the technology fails to meet the regulation’s requirement for consent.Vestager told reporters that the Commission will further investigate automated facial recognition before introducing legislation, allowing member states to make their own domestic decisions in the meantime.

India's use of facial recognition tech during protests causes stir

India's use of facial recognition tech during protests causes stir

Police in the Indian capital and the northern state of Uttar Pradesh - both hotbeds of dissent - have used the technology during protests that have raged since mid-December against a new citizenship law that critics say marginalises Muslims.

US military's 'Jetson' laser can ID your unique heartbeat hundreds of feet away

US military's 'Jetson' laser can ID your unique heartbeat hundreds of feet away

And unlike some types of identification techniques that rely on biometrics (unique anatomical or behavioral traits), the subjects of Jetson's heartbeat-detecting infrared laser can be far away from the scanner.

How To Prevent Facial Recognition Technology From Identifying You

How To Prevent Facial Recognition Technology From Identifying You

The first goal in this regard is to utilize hair or makeup in ways that substantially block portions of your face (especially your the eyes, nose, and forehead and the location where these features intersect), and that, thereby, cause many facial recognition systems not to realize that your face is a face – so they don’t even try to match and identify it.

European parliament says it will not use facial recognition tech

European parliament says it will not use facial recognition tech

The European parliament has insisted it has no plans to introduce facial recognition technology after a leaked internal memo discussing its use in security provoked an outcry.

Clearview AI says to opt-out of their facial recognition database, send them a government-issued photo ID

Clearview AI says to opt-out of their facial recognition database, send them a government-issued photo ID

Obviously, we're not recommending for anyone to do this, but rather we're pointing out how preposterous it is that they'll only delete the data they have on you if you send them more data, including your government-issued ID.

Clearview AI - super crime fighter or the death of privacy as we know it?

Clearview AI - super crime fighter or the death of privacy as we know it?

In a nutshell, the New York Times published an article on Ton-That (and others’ as you will see) tiny company Clearview AI on January 18, 2020 that revealed, among many other serious things, that the company claims to have quietly scraped Facebook, YouTube, Venmo and millions of other websites to assemble a database of 3 billion faces.

40 groups have called for a US moratorium on facial recognition technology

40 groups have called for a US moratorium on facial recognition technology

The news: US government use of facial recognition technology should be banned “pending further review,” according to 40 organizations that signed a letter calling for a recommendation to be made to the president.

EU Drops Idea of Facial Recognition Ban in Public Areas-Paper

EU Drops Idea of Facial Recognition Ban in Public Areas-Paper

BRUSSELS — The European Union has scrapped the possibility of a ban on facial recognition technology in public spaces, according to the latest proposals seen by Reuters.

Police force to roll out '81% inaccurate' live facial recognition

Police force to roll out '81% inaccurate' live facial recognition

However, this claim has been described as misleading by an independent report into the force's use of the technology, commissioned by the Met itself and revealed by Sky News, which found the technology was actually 81% inaccurate .Ms Morley's figures do not account for false negatives, but also misrepresent the number of false positives compared to accurate positives.

London police to deploy facial recognition cameras across the city

London police to deploy facial recognition cameras across the city

Live facial recognition cameras will be deployed across London, with the city’s Metropolitan Police announcing today that the technology has moved past the trial stage and is ready to be permanently integrated into everyday policing.

Rogue NYPD cops are using facial recognition app Clearview

Rogue NYPD cops are using facial recognition app Clearview

Clearview AI, which has scraped millions of photos from social media and other public sources for its facial recognition program — earning a cease-and-desist order from Twitter — has been pitching itself to law enforcement organizations across the country, including to the NYPD.