Posts Tagged ‘facial’

Mapped: The State of Facial Recognition Around The World

From public CCTV cameras to biometric identification systems in airports, facial recognition technology is now common in a growing number of places around the world. In its most benign form, facial recognition technology is a convenient way to unlock your smartphone. However, as Visual Capitalist’s Iman Ghosh notes, at the state level, facial recognition is a key […]

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

A team from the University of Harrisburg, PA, has developed automated computer facial recognition software that they claim can predict with 80 percent accuracy and “no racial bias” whether a person is likely going to be a criminal, purely by looking at a picture of them. “By automating the identification of potential threats without bias, […]

CV-1984: Facial Recognition Technology To Be Used To Combat Spread of Virus Globally

By Aaron Kesel Activist Post has warned that the COVID-1984 pandemic would be used to relinquish your rights and continue the accelerated rollout of facial recognition and normal surveillance like drones and smartphones. Now, that fact is being admitted publicly as countries seek to use facial recognition, artificial intelligence and surveillance cameras  to fight the […]

New York Education Department Blocks Funding for Facial Recognition Technology

By Michael Maharrey ALBANY, N.Y. (April 29, 2020) – The New York State Education Department has blocked schools from using a state funding mechanism to purchase facial recognition systems. According to the New York Civil Liberties Union, the Lockport City School District purchased a facial recognition system using state funds allocated through the Smart Schools […]

Microsoft to Sell Shares in Israeli Facial Recognition Company After an Investigation Proves It’s Unethical

Andrew Anglin Daily Stormer March 29, 2020 The only thing that the state of Israel produces is hacking tools and other spy software. Pretty anti-Semitic to say this is “unethical.” It’s an age-old trope that Jews are unethical. Hitler himself believed in this discredited conspiracy theory. The only thing they’re doing is […]

Polish Govt Uses "Home Quarantine" Facial Recognition App To Track People Suspected Of Having COVID-19

Poland on Friday launched a smartphone app allowing people under a mandatory 14-day quarantine for coronavirus to send selfies to let authorities know they are indeed staying home. “People in quarantine have a choice: either receive unexpected visits from the police, or download this app,” Karol Manys, digital ministry spokesman, told AFP. […]

myGovID to begin facial recognition trials

This screen is set to change. Photo: myGovID The facial recognition component of the Commonwealth’s myGovID app will likely begin public testing this year, according to the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA). Chief Digital Officer Peter Alexander revealed the timeframe in a recent senate estimate, but stressed the DTA wanted to get the all-important biometric feature […]

Chinese government using facial recognition tech that can identify people even when they’re wearing coronavirus masks

(Natural News) The Chinese government is known for being extreme when it comes to tracking people, and now they’ve found a way to continue their creepy surveillance even when people are wearing masks. A Chinese firm has announced that it has developed the country’s first facial recognition technology capable of identifying people […]

New “Halo Body Camera” for Cops Comes Equipped with Live Facial Recognition

By Jack Burns Move over stop, frisk and identify! The power of the police state has increased exponentially with a new body camera which uses an integrated real-time facial recognition system. Currently, as TFTP reported, police have to take a picture of a person’s face to search a police-friendly company’s database for biographical information. That […]

AI companies just used the coronavirus to roll out facial recognition software that identifies you even with your mask on

(Natural News) Your face mask may protect you from COVID-19, but it can’t protect you from the prying eyes of BigTech. SenseTime – one of the largest AI companies in the world – recently announced that it will adapt its facial recognition technology to identify people without them taking off their masks. […]

Facial Recognition Company That Worried Privacy Advocates Has Entire Client List Stolen

By Tyler Durden A Manhattan-based facial recognition company that uses artificial intelligence to collect data from unsuspecting social media users has reported that its entire client list has been stolen. The company, Clearview AI, has developed an app which allows anyone to snap a picture of someone which is then compared to a database of […]

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

Although new legislation following the report’s recommendation is not yet on the table, preparatory work is ongoing. Information provided by the European Commission to the European Parliament last November shows that almost 700,000 euros (about $750,000) are going to a study by consultancy firm Deloitte on possible changes to the Prüm system, with one […]

Ban Facial Recognition: Status Report from States and Cities

February 21, 2020 By Michael Boldin It’s virtually impossible to use facial recognition surveillance under a standard of getting a warrant based on probable cause – and describing the person or place to be searched or seized. It’s indiscriminate and broad but a number of states and localities are taking steps to restrict or end […]

UCLA backtracks on facial recognition plans

Students nationwide raised concerns about universities using biometric surveillance, or facial recognition, on students. Campus Reform reported last month that at least three California campuses had implemented the software. At the time, the University of San Francisco, the University of Southern California, and Stanford University were confirmed to have systems in […]

EU poised to create massive transatlantic facial-recognition database, link with US

National police forces of 10 EU member states are calling for a legal framework to create a massive system of interlinked facial recognition databases “as quickly as possible,” a report leaked to the Intercept on Friday reveals. Austria is leading the way on the project, which was still in its early phases as of November, when the […]

Forty Organizations Call For Ban On Facial Recognition On College Campuses

Forty Organizations Call For Ban On Facial Recognition On College Campuses To school administrators: On behalf of leading consumer, privacy, and civil liberties organizations, we are calling on administrations to commit to not using facial recognition technology (for non-personal reasons, e.g. when used to unlock personal phones) in schools. This invasive and biased technology inherently […]

A Clearview Of AI Facial Recognition — Yes They Have A Trove of OFFLINE Material

February 16, 2020 By Jason Bermas Essentially, anything that has ever been uploaded to the cloud is out there in offline databases even if it has been deleted. Jason Bermas breaks down exactly where we stand in the “track, trace and database” society that has been built over the previous decades and is now coming […]

Here’s Why Airport Facial Recognition is a Nightmare

Once face recognition becomes entrenched at TSA checkpoints, there will be enormous pressure to turn those checkpoints into broader law enforcement checkpoints where people are subject to watchlist, criminal, and immigration checks. The TSA is not a law enforcement agency, and its checkpoints are not general law enforcement stops. The TSA’s authority to search people without […]

Washington State Committee Passes Three Year Ban on Facial Recognition

By Michael Boldin On Tuesday, a House committee approved a bill to put a three-year ban, or moratorium, on the use of facial recognition for surveillance or any other purposes by the state and its political subdivisions. Passage into law would represent an important first step towards protecting privacy and rejecting the national surveillance state. […]

40 Privacy Groups Warn That Facial Recognition is Threatening Democracy

(TMU) — On Monday, forty organizations signed a letter calling on an independent government watchdog to recommend a ban on U.S. government use of facial recognition technology. The letter was drafted by the digital privacy advocacy group Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and signed by organizations including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Color of Change, Fight for […]

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