Tag: facial recognition

face ID compatible surgical masks look just like you and can unlock your devices

these N95 respiratory masks have been designed to work with facial recognition software and are custom-printed with your face. wearing a mask often makes it difficult for your phone to access your biometric data, so designer danielle baskin imagined the ‘face ID’ mask as an alternative. those interested in the ‘face ID’ mask need only […]

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U.S. Senators propose facial recognition moratorium for federal government

Two Democratic U.S. Senators today proposed legislation that requires a moratorium on facial recognition use by federal agencies, government employees, and law enforcement until a Congressional commission can act to recommend guidelines and place limits on use of the technology. The bill, titled named the Ethical Use of Artificial Intelligence Act, is being introduced today […]

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U.S. Homeland Security has used facial recognition on over 43.7 million people

This morning in a hearing before House lawmakers on Capitol Hill, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials detailed the administration’s use of facial recognition technologies across the country. It was the second such hearing to date — the first took place in July 2019 — and it followed less than a month after the agency’s […]

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Driving Dystopia: License Plate Readers Are Becoming Increasingly Common

<img data-attachment-id="1706790" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/01/driving-dystopia-license-plate-readers-are-becoming-increasingly-common/shutterstock_146320457/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/shutterstock_146320457.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,665" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="license plates" data-image-description=" Leonard Zhukovsky/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/shutterstock_146320457-450×299.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/shutterstock_146320457-610×406.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1706790″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/shutterstock_146320457-610×406.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”406″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/shutterstock_146320457-610×406.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/shutterstock_146320457-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/shutterstock_146320457-450×299.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/shutterstock_146320457-768×511.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/shutterstock_146320457-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/shutterstock_146320457.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Policing a population is expensive. Law enforcement departments around the globe have long sought a way to […]

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AI Weekly: Calls for facial recognition moratorium highlight need for protection from surveillance tech

The debate over whether to ban or place moratoriums on the use of facial recognition started last year in cities like San Francisco, but the debate reignited this week when Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai said he’s open to a moratorium on facial recognition. “It [facial recognition regulation] can be immediate, but maybe there’s […]

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London police deploy real-time facial recognition cameras

(Reuters) — British police are to start operational use of live facial recognition cameras in London, despite warnings over privacy from rights groups and concerns expressed by the government’s own surveillance watchdog. “The use of live facial recognition technology will be intelligence-led and deployed to specific locations in London,” the city’s Metropolitan Police said in […]

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Google and Microsoft spar over EU plan to ban facial recognition

(Reuters) — The EU’s proposal for a temporary ban on facial recognition technology won backing from Alphabet Chief Executive Sundar Pichai on Monday but got a cool response from Microsoft President Brad Smith. While Pichai cited the possibility that the technology could be used for nefarious purposes as a reason for a moratorium, Smith said […]

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From Washington state to Washington DC, lawmakers rush to regulate facial recognition

Amid the start of an impeachment trial; talk of mounting hostility with Iran; new trade deals with China, Canada, and Mexico; and the final presidential debate before the start of the Democratic presidential primary season, you might’ve missed it, but it was also a momentous week for facial recognition regulation. A bipartisan group in Congress […]

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EU mulls 5-year ban on facial recognition tech in public spaces

(Reuters) — The European Union is considering banning facial recognition technology in public areas for up to five years to give it time to work out how to prevent abuses, according to proposals seen by Reuters. The plan by the EU’s executive — set out in an 18-page white paper — comes amid a global […]

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