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Planned Expansion of Facial Recognition by US Agencies Called ‘Disturbing’

Posted by on August 29, 2021 in Government, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Planned Expansion of Facial Recognition by US Agencies Called ‘Disturbing’

Digital rights advocates reacted harshly Thursday to a new internal U.S. government report detailing how 10 federal agencies have plans to greatly expand their reliance on facial recognition in the years ahead. #facialrecognition

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As U.S. Government Report Reveals Facial Recognition Tech Widely Used, WEF-Linked Israeli Facial Recognition Firm Raises $235 Million

Posted by on July 11, 2021 in Government, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
As U.S. Government Report Reveals Facial Recognition Tech Widely Used, WEF-Linked Israeli Facial Recognition Firm Raises $235 Million

In June the U.S. Government Accountability Office released a report detailing the widespread use of facial recognition technology, including law enforcement using databases of faceprints from government agencies and private firms. #facialrecognition

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Image Cloaking Tool Thwarts Facial Recognition Programs

Posted by on August 6, 2020 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Image Cloaking Tool Thwarts Facial Recognition Programs

Researchers at the University of Chicago were not happy with the creeping erosion of privacy posed by facial recognition apps. So they did something about it. #privacy #facialrecognition

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Boston City Council Bans Facial Recognition Surveillance

Posted by on June 25, 2020 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Boston City Council Bans Facial Recognition Surveillance

The Boston City Council on Wednesday unanimously voted to ban the city from the use of facial recognition technology, making the Massachusetts capital the ninth city in the country and the second largest to do so. #facialrecognition

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New Facial Recognition Software Predicts You’re a Criminal Based on your Face

Posted by on May 15, 2020 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
New Facial Recognition Software Predicts You’re a Criminal Based on your Face

The latest technological development appears to be an updated, “algorithmic phrenology,” repackaging a dangerous idea for the 21st century, all the more noteworthy because they are trying to sell it to law enforcement as an unbiased tool helping society. #facialrecognition

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Just as Digital Privacy Advocates Warned, Bezos Admits Amazon Writing Its Own Laws on Facial Recognition

Posted by on September 27, 2019 in Government, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Just as Digital Privacy Advocates Warned, Bezos Admits Amazon Writing Its Own Laws on Facial Recognition

A casual announcement made Wednesday by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos that his company is writing facial recognition regulations for legislators to enact is exactly what “digital rights activists have been warning” would emerge from Silicon Valley unless lawmakers pass a full ban on facial recognition surveillance. #facialrecognition #BanFacialRecognition

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Amazon’s Facial Recognition Technology Can Now Detect Fear in People

Posted by on August 18, 2019 in Government, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Amazon’s Facial Recognition Technology Can Now Detect Fear in People

Privacy advocates are responding with alarm to Amazon’s claim this week that the controversial cloud-based facial recognition system the company markets to law enforcement agencies can now detect “fear” in the people it targets. #facialrecognition

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The Rise of Facial Recognition Should Scare Us All

Posted by on June 17, 2019 in Government, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
The Rise of Facial Recognition Should Scare Us All

It’s clear that the debate on the benefits and threats of facial recognition technology is not going anywhere anytime soon. It’s up to us as individuals to educate ourselves and inform our peers about the threats to privacy and freedom that are becoming increasingly more apparent every day.

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AnyVision’s Facial Recognition Cameras Are Being Installed In “Smart Cities” Everywhere

Posted by on February 21, 2018 in Government, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
AnyVision’s Facial Recognition Cameras Are Being Installed In “Smart Cities” Everywhere

AnyVision claims their facial recognition technology can detect, track and recognize any person of interest with more than 99% accuracy. Their video also claims they can identify marathon runners in real-time.

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Facebook’s New ‘DeepFace’ Software Can Match Faces Almost As Well As Humans

Posted by on March 19, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Facebook’s New ‘DeepFace’ Software Can Match Faces Almost As Well As Humans

Facebook owns the world’s largest photo library, and it now has the technology to match almost all the faces within it. Yes, even the ones you don’t tag. Technology Review reported this week that Facebook has developed new facial verification software capable of matching the same person correctly nearly every time, regardless of whether the subject is actually facing the camera.

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Creepiest Smartphone App Yet Scans Crowd for People with Dating Site Profiles

Posted by on January 16, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Creepiest Smartphone App Yet Scans Crowd for People with Dating Site Profiles

Putting the “stalk” in stalker, a new facial recognition app for Smartphones will allow a user to scan a crowd and pinpoint people with profiles on online dating sites or social media sites. NameTag, designed for Android and iOS, scans a person in whom the user is interested and looks for that person on dating sites such as PlentyOfFish, OkCupid, and Match as well as social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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