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Pandemic masks have an unintended effect on intrusive facial recognition software

Masked protestors at Black Lives Matter protests are tripping face recognition tech used by police, as error rates are as high as 50 pc.

28 Jul 2020 6:53 PM

Facial recognition can't be allowed in schools, New York legislators impose two-year ban

Civil rights advocates had challenged an upstate district’s adoption of the technology as part of its security plans.

24 Jul 2020 7:36 PM

Facial recognition firm Clearview pulled up for harvesting Facebook, Instagram photos

Information Commissioners of UK and Australia are scrutinising the US startup on violations of user privacy.

09 Jul 2020 9:21 PM

Calls to abandon facial recognition use as wrongly identified Black man seeks Detroit police apology

The Detroit police has been challenged over face recognition flaws, bias, especially as it is prone to errors identifying people of colour.

24 Jun 2020 6:44 PM

What's the deal with facial recognition software and how it's weaponised

Although firms like IBM have said it will no longer supply face scan software to police, several other players making the technology would.

18 Jun 2020 10:37 PM

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Microsoft, Amazon, IBM decision to stop face scan tech for police use may not have impact

Companies that dominate the market in the US are less well known, including the Tokyo-based NEC and European companies Idemia and Gemalto.

12 Jun 2020 4:26 PM

Amazon halts police use of its facial recognition tech for a year till rules are framed to prevent misuse

Two days ago, IBM announced that it would stop selling facial recognition tech for general purposes to prevent its use in racial profiling.

11 Jun 2020 6:40 PM

IBM opposes use of facial recognition for racial profiling, tips hat to #BlackLivesMatter movement

CEO Arvind Krishna says IBM no longer offers general purpose facial recognition software, won't condone use of any tech against human rights

09 Jun 2020 7:13 PM

Use of Facial recognition technology not a concern for a large number of Indians, says Survey

Over three-fourths of 1,000 people surveyed by cybersecurity firm Nortonlifelock supported the use of facial recognition for law enforcement

07 Apr 2020 6:43 PM

Microsoft to stop funding facial recognition startups, divests from firm whose tech is used by Israeli military

As a minority investor, Microsoft does not have enough oversight to ensure that the startup’s tech is not used for mass surveillance

28 Mar 2020 2:27 PM

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Covid-19 crisis may leave us vulnerable to surveillance

Who is to stop governments from continuing to use surveillance technologies even after the pandemic is brought under control?

27 Mar 2020 6:16 PM

How smart devices are outsmarting crooks

From Fitbit bands to smart watches, intelligent speakers to pacemakers, modern tech is helping cops to nab criminals like never before

13 Mar 2020 4:13 PM

Introduce facial recognition tech at sensitive airports this year, Parliamentary panel tells aviation ministry

The technology could alert law enforcement to loan defaulters and other fugitives trying to flee the country

12 Mar 2020 7:19 PM

Facial recognition used for rampant surveillance, say artists using cubist face paint to duck the system

A group holds monthly silent walks through various parts of London to raise awareness about the technology used for rampant surveillance

08 Mar 2020 3:44 PM

Police to use face scan tech, stokes privacy fears

The cameras will be put to work within a month in operational deployments of around 5-6 hours at potential crime hotspots.

27 Jan 2020 11:33 AM

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Exhibition in China reflects on loss of anonymity to recognition technology

It offers a rare public space for reflection on increasingly pervasive surveillance by tech companies and the government.

25 Dec 2019 4:35 PM

DHS retreats on possible facial screening of US citizens

The department said Thursday that it has no plans to expand facial recognition to US citizens.

09 Dec 2019 8:33 AM

Microsoft to probe work of Israeli facial recognition startup it funded

The probe reflects growing unease about facial recognition surveillance in the United States.

18 Nov 2019 7:48 AM

Like Hyderabad, & Bengaluru, facial recognition will also come to Pune Airport

Pune’s airport shall soon have facial recognition systems for entry, boarding, and security checks according to reports from the city.

19 Sep 2019 12:38 PM

Facial recognition system trial to begin at Delhi airport's T3 terminal

After successful completion of the trial, the DIAL said facial recognition would be officially launched at Terminal 3.

07 Sep 2019 10:48 AM

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