Posts Tagged ‘recognition’

Say cheese! DHS proposes MANDATORY facial recognition checks for US citizens at airports

Proposed in a recent filing, the DHS requested a change to the current rules in order to “provide that all travelers, including US citizens, may be required to be photographed upon entry and/or departure” from the US, citing the need to identify criminals or “suspected terrorists.” While not yet implemented, the rule change is […]

5G, Smart Street Lights, Face Recognition, and Door Bell Cameras, Oh My!

Derrick Broze breaks down a series of stories relating to surveillance. Source: San Diego Smart Street Lights Draw Criticism From Activists https://www.govtech.com/smart-cities/San-Diego-Smart-Street-Lights-Draw-Criticism-From-Activists.html? Why You’re in a Police Lineup, Right Now | NYT Opinion U.S. Lawmakers Demand Amazon Disclose How Ring Stores Data U.S. Lawmakers Demand Amazon Disclose How Ring Stores Data Support the Future of […]

NOW: Digital rights activists are using facial recognition software to scan thousands of faces in Washington, DC, “searching” for members of Congress, lobbyists, and the press

“This should probably be illegal,” Fight for the Future action will show why face surveillance should be banned Digital rights group Fight for the Future is currently conducting live facial recognition surveillance in Washington, DC, using Amazon’s commercially available Rekognition software to scan thousands of people’s faces and cross-check them with a database to […]

ACLU Sues DOJ Over Facial Recognition Documents

The FBI… operates the Next Generation Identification-Interstate Photo System, which a 2016 Government Accountability Office report described as “a face recognition service that allows law enforcement agencies to search a database of over 30 million photos to support criminal investigations.” […] Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides cloud services for all 17 United […]

We’re Being Blinded to the Danger of Facial Recognition

November 4, 2019 By Michael Maharrey We’ve become increasingly comfortable with facial recognition technology. We use it to unlock our phones and to skip the security line at the airport. But the convenience of facial recognition is blinding us to its dangers. Georgetown University School of Law privacy expert Clare Garvie put together a video […]

Committee rejects facial recognition legislation

New biometric surveillance laws have been rejected. Photo: AWE Australia’s Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has ordered the government back to the drawing board, after rejecting laws to establish a national facial recognition database. It is the first time since 2002 that a parliament committee has recommended new intelligence laws be withdrawn, saying the […]

Washington’s Belated Armenian Genocide Recognition Is Politically Motivated

A historical moment was achieved on October 29 for the Armenian lobby in the U.S. after the House of Representatives recognized the Armenian genocide, with 405 votes in favor and 11 against the Resolution. This timely move was certainly aimed at provoking Turkey, who has consistently denied that the foundation of the modern Republic of […]

Amazon Facial Recognition Falsely Identified 27 Pro Athletes As Criminals

John Vibes, Truth Theory Waking Times Police and government agencies are becoming increasingly reliant on facial recognition software to hunt for suspects, despite the fact that this technology is notorious for falsely identifying innocent people as criminals. In one of the most recent cases, Amazon’s facial recognition technology falsely identified 27 different professional athletes as […]

Beijing To Link Facial Recognition System With Social Credit Score In New Metro Security Checks

By Tyler Durden Officials in Beijing will combine the country’s state-of-the-art facial recognition technology with a version of their controversial ‘credit system’ to speed up security checks in the city’s overcrowded metro system, according to HKFP. Long queues and commuters arguing with staff over slow security procedures are common sites during rush hour in the […]

U.S. Senator Calls For Halting TSA Facial Recognition In Airports As Tech Rolls Out In Schools Nationwide

By Aaron Kesel A U.S. Senator called for an end to facial recognition in airports due to lack of oversight on the technology. Meanwhile, facial recognition is spreading across the U.S. in schools everywhere according to a report. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., brought up several issues with facial recognition technologies and warned against moving forward […]

Half Of All Americans Are In A Police Facial Recognition Database

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Worse than Facial Recognition – the Next Big Privacy Outrage

Privacy campaigners have warned of an “epidemic of facial recognition” use around the UK. This, of course, followed the epidemic of CCTV that led to it in the first place. An investigation by Big Brother Watch, the civil liberties campaign group, found major property developers, shopping centres, museums, conference centres and casinos were using the […]

Congress Is Investigating The Military’s Use Of Facial Recognition

The House Committee on Oversight and Reform is officially investigating military and private-sector use of facial recognition, according to a letter sent to top military officials in June. The letter, obtained by OneZero under a public records request, outlines a broad inquiry into all weapons and security technologies used by the U.S. Department of Defense, Army, Navy, […]

Forget Facial Recognition: DHS’ New Database, HART, Also Uses Scars, Tattoos, and Your VOICE to ID You. And Amazon Is Storing All the Data.

By Daisy Luther These days, you can’t really go anywhere without encountering cameras.  Going into a store? Chances are there are security cameras. Getting money at an ATM? More cameras. Driving through the streets of a city? More cameras still. Your neighbors may have those doorbells from Amazon that are surveilling the entire neighborhood. […]

FaceFirst and Amazon Want To Influence Facial Recognition Laws; Motorola Joins The Push For A Surveillance State

By Aaron Kesel FaceFirst is another company with something to lose if facial recognition regulation bans the technology. They have now entered the lobbying ring to attempt to influence laws for the Orwellian biometric technology. FaceFirst writes in a press release: FaceFirst is partnering with congressional lawmakers to influence future facial recognition privacy regulations.  (Los […]

Facial Recognition Smart Streetlights Raise Concerns

By Sean Walton What began as a way to increase public safety has turned into a civil rights concern. Some residents of San Diego, California are demanding the removal of some 4,000 ‘Smart Streetlights’ which they claim are an invasion of privacy. The devices use sensor nodes to gather a range of information, such as […]

Tech and Police Groups Urge Lawmakers Not to Ban Facial Recognition

September 28, 2019 By Sean Walton The question of who has the right to use facial recognition technology, and when, has taken a decidedly political turn in recent months. On one side of the debate, civil liberty and privacy groups have urged Congress, cities, and states to crack down on government use of facial recognition […]

Utah Committee Hold Hearing on Facial Recognition

By Michael Maharrey Last week, a joint Utah legislative committee held a hearing on facial recognition technology, and legislators plan to consider at least two bills addressing the invasive surveillance technology during the upcoming legislative session. The interim Government Operations Committee hearing was prompted by a recent report by the Georgetown Law’s Center on Privacy […]

Facial Recognition for a Free Travel Ticket in China? Welcome To Orwell’s 1984

By Aaron Kesel China wants to give its prisoners (populace) the ability to pay with their faces to ride subways; this will be combined with its social credit program — which already tracks the communist nation’s citizens traveling — and if points are too low, it prevents travel. The new program, which must have been […]

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