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Berkeley Becomes Fourth U.S. City to Ban Face Recognition in Unanimous Vote

Berkeley, California became the fourth U.S. city to pass a ban on all government use of facial recognition technology on Tuesday night following a unanimous yes vote by the City Council.Read more...
Tags: Facial Recognition, Face Recognition, Surveillance, Mass Surveillance, Police, Law Enforcement, Civil Rights, Civil Liberties, California, Berkeley, Privacy


Amazon Is Marketing Face Recognition to Police Departments Partnered With Ring: Report

Amazon is marketing its facial recognition software to Florida police departments that are currently partnered with its home surveillance company, Ring—arrangements that allow police to request access to video footage captured by homeowners.Read more...
Tags: Surveillance Tech, Ring, Amazon, Privacy, Home Security, Facial Recognition, Rekognition


Chinese Citizens Will Have to Scan Their Faces to Get Internet Access and New Phone Numbers

Starting December 1, Chinese citizens will have to allow telecommunications carriers to scan their faces when signing up for internet access or to get a new phone number. Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Privacy, China, Surveillance, Internet Access, Facial Recognition, Surveillance State, New Phone Numbers


California Law Officially Bans Facial Recognition in Police Body Cams

California will block police officers from including facial recognition technology in their body cameras, joining two other states that have created similar laws—Oregon and New Hampshire.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Oregon, New Hampshire, Police Body Cameras, Facial Recognition, Surveillance State, California Law Officially Bans Facial Recognition


Report: Google Contractors Used Shady Methods to Scan Dark-Skinned People's Faces for New Pixel 4 Feature

With the Pixel 4, Google will reportedly be introducing a face unlock feature akin to Apple’s Face ID for the iPhone. A few months ago, it was reported that Google was actually hitting the streets for “field research,” paying volunteers in $5 Amazon or Starbucks gift cards to scan their faces to improve the upcoming…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Science, Starbucks, Facial Recognition, Randstad, Face Unlock, Pixel 4, This Is Not How You Go Improving Racial Bias


Hong Kong Announces Ban on Masks and Face Paint That Helps Protesters Evade Facial Recognition

The Hong Kong government has banned masks and face paint in its latest attempt to stop the pro-democracy protests that have been raging since June. The new “emergency” order was announced by Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam at a press conference today and will go into effect at midnight local time, 12:00 pm ET.Read more...
Tags: Security, Hong Kong, Science, Privacy, China, Masks, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Protests, Donald Trump, Facial Recognition, Hong Kong protests, Carrie Lam, Veby Mega Indah, Glory To Hong Kong


U.S. Considers Export Ban on Surveillance Company That Helps Send Muslims to China's Concentration Camps: Report

The U.S. government is considering a tech export ban that would target Hikvision, a Chinese video surveillance company that’s been instrumental in sending anywhere from 1 million to 3 million Muslims into China’s network of secretive concentration camps, according to a new report from the New York Times.Read more...
Tags: Science, Human Rights, China, Surveillance, Xinjiang, Donald Trump, Facial Recognition, Police State, Racial Profiling, New Cold War, New York Times Read, US State Department, Hikvision, President Trump, Concentration Camps, Uighurs


Mona Lisa frown: Machine learning brings old paintings and photos to life

Machine learning researchers have produced a system that can recreate lifelike motion from just a single frame of a person’s face, opening up the possibility of animating not just photos but also of paintings. It’s not perfect, but when it works, it is — like much AI work these days — eerie and fascinating. The model is documented in a paper published by Samsung AI Center, which you can read it here on Arxiv. It’s a new method of applying facial landmarks on a source face — any talking head will...
Tags: Science, Samsung, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Marilyn Monroe, Moscow, Machine Learning, Berkeley, Facial Recognition, Einstein, Mona Lisa, Deepfakes, Samsung AI Center


You Won't Believe All the Stupid Ways Cops Are Using Face Recognition Tech

There’s plenty of evidence indicating that facial recognition tech is far from serving as a fair and accurate identification tool but because the sector is mostly lawless, this technology is easily weaponized. And according to a new report, in the hands of many cops, it is being used in profoundly dumb and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Facial Recognition, Stupid Ways Cops Are Using Face Recognition Tech


Six San Francisco Supervisors Could Make Privacy History This Week

Six officials in San Francisco this week could change the legal landscape for facial recognition technology in the heart of America’s technology industry.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, America, San Francisco, Facial Recognition


Avengers: Endgame, Dark Matter, and a Fake Bear Not Named Ron: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

It’s nearly May, and you know what that means: Game of Thrones will be ending, Divination Bot will soon return to haunt your sleep with machine-generated nightmares, and the weather will be much less depressing.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Uber, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Privacy, Labor, Neuroscience, Star Trek, Cybersecurity, Mouse, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Oceans, Game Of Thrones, Aviation


What Your Airline Won't Tell You About Those Creepy Airport Face Scanners

Last week, a Twitter conversation between an airline passenger and JetBlue went viral after she asked about the company’s creepy facial recognition cameras. Mostly, the passenger seemed shocked to learn airlines were scanning customers’ faces at all.Read more...
Tags: Science, Surveillance, Homeland Security, Airlines, Facial Recognition, Jetblue


Cops Are Trying to Stop San Francisco From Banning Face Recognition Surveillance

San Francisco is inching closer to becoming the first American city to ban facial recognition surveillance, a booming technology that’s a fast-growing business in the United States and extends to the core of China’s high-tech authoritarianism.Read more...
Tags: Science, China, San Francisco, Surveillance, Artificial Intelligence, United States, Facial Recognition, Privacy And Security


'Automated Racism': Chinese Police Are Reportedly Using AI to Identify Minority Faces

Facial recognition technology can target entire populations of a specific demographic, and in the wrong hands, can be used as a powerful tool for discrimination. In China, this isn’t a cautionary tale, it’s already happening.Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Facial Recognition, Racial Profiling


Amazon Shareholders Set to Vote on a Proposal to Ban Sales of Facial Recognition Tech to Governments

Amazon shareholders will vote in May on a proposal to ban the sale of facial recognition technology to governments after beating an attempt by Amazon itself to quash the proposal before it got to a vote.
Tags: Amazon, Science, Facial Recognition, Rekognition, Facial Recognition Tech


New York's Creepy Plan to Scan Faces at Toll Booths Has Been a Total Flop

Today brings some small relief for New Yorkers worried about the face-scanning tech being used at the city’s entry points: So far, the system has reportedly been a total bust, detecting 0 percent of faces “within acceptable parameters.” But that isn’t stopping the city from expanding the pilot program.Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, New York City, Mta, Facial Recognition, Amazon Cuomo


West Virginia Man Fights Biometric Drivers License by Being Very Racist [Updated]

Phillip Hudok claims the state of West Virginia is violating his religious beliefs by requiring him to get a biometric drivers license.Read more...
Tags: Science, West Virginia, DMV, Facial Recognition, Biometrics, Phillip Hudok


West Virginia Man Fights biometric Drivers License by Being Very Racist

Phillip Hudok claims the state of West Virginia is violating his religious beliefs by requiring him to get a biometric drivers license.Read more...
Tags: Science, West Virginia, DMV, Facial Recognition, Biometrics, Phillip Hudok


Creepy Airport Face Scans Like China's Aren't Just Coming to America—They're Already Here

On Sunday, tech analyst Matthew Brennan tweeted an unsettling video of a facial recognition kiosk at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport. The kiosk seemed to give Brennan minutely personalized flight information as he walked by after automatically scanning his face in just seconds.Read more...
Tags: Science, China, America, Flight, Airplanes, Facial Recognition, Aren, Brennan, Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, Surveillance State, Matthew Brennan


Lawmakers Move to Block Companies From Using Face Recognition Without Your Consent

On the heels of this week’s news that a major tech company had scraped nearly a million images off Flickr to help train a facial-recognition tool, Senate lawmakers have introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at prohibiting commercial users of facial recognition from collecting and re-sharing such data without the…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Privacy, Senate, Ibm, Facial Recognition


It's Surprisingly Easy to Trick People With a Disguise, Sneaky Study Finds

It could be much easier to pull off the perfect heist than you think. According to a new study from the UK, you don’t need to disguise yourself much in order to fool the average person into thinking they’re looking at someone else. It might even take as little as a goth makeover.Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Ai, Facial Recognition, Identity Theft, Pistachio Disguisey


The Mystery of That Taylor Swift Face Recognition Kiosk Has Been Solved

In December of last year, Rolling Stone reported that at a Taylor Swift concert at the 2018 Rose Bowl, there was a mysterious kiosk playing clips of the singer that doubled as a facial recognition system to flag any of Swift’s stalkers. A number of reports covered the alleged kiosk—including Gizmodo—but little was…Read more...
Tags: Science, Taylor Swift, Rolling Stone, Gizmodo, Swift, Facial Recognition, Facial Recognition Tech, Taylor Swift Concert, Surveillance Tech


Man Hiding Face From Police Facial Recognition Test Fined for Telling Cops to 'Piss Off'

On Thursday, Metropolitan Police trialed a face recognition system in the East London town of Romford. The technology led to three arrests, according to The Independent. One individual was fined after an altercation that reportedly stemmed from his response to the facial recognition technology.Read more...
Tags: Science, London, Police, Facial Recognition, Biometrics, East London, Romford


San Francisco Lawmaker Moves to Ban City's Use of Face Recognition Tech

The deployment of facial recognition technology by government bodies in cities around the world continues to spread, even as lawmakers and technologists point out the ethical issues still plaguing these systems. That’s why a San Francisco elected official’s recent proposal is so important—it effectively bans the city…Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, San Francisco, Surveillance, Facial Recognition, Facial Recognition Tech, Face Recognition Tech, Surveillance Systems


IBM builds a more diverse million-face data set to help reduce bias in AI

Encoding biases into machine learning models, and in general into the constructs we refer to as AI, is nearly inescapable — but we can sure do better than we have in past years. IBM is hoping that a new database of a million faces more reflective of those in the real world will help. Facial recognition is being relied on for everything from unlocking your phone to your front door, and is being used to estimate your mood or likelihood to commit criminal acts — and we may as well admit many of the...
Tags: TC, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Ibm, Smith, Facial Recognition, John r smith, Sen Harris


IBM builds a more diverse million-face dataset to help reduce bias in AI

Encoding biases into machine learning models, and in general into the constructs we refer to as AI, is nearly inescapable — but we can sure do better than we have in past years. IBM is hoping that a new database of a million faces more reflective of those in the real world will help. Facial recognition being relied on for everything from unlocking your phone to your front door, and being used to estimate your mood or likelihood to commit criminal acts — and we may as well admit many of these app...
Tags: TC, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Ibm, Smith, Facial Recognition, John r smith, Sen Harris


PopSugar's Twinning App Doesn't Think I Look Like Troye Sivan (Oh Also It Leaked Your Photos)

About two seconds before dropping a selfie in PopSugar’s Twinning app, a web app that generates your celebrity look-alike based on a user-uploaded selfie, I hesitated. “I work for a tech website,” I said to myself. “I know better than this.” But in the end, my desire to affirm my likeness for Troye Sivan won out over…Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Facial Recognition, Troye Sivan


Google Has Lawsuit in Illinois Over Facial Recognition Scanning in Google Photos Dismissed

Google has had a lawsuit in Illinois over its facial-recognition software thrown out, with a judge dismissing the case on the grounds that the plaintiff in the case did not suffer “concrete injuries,” Bloomberg reported on Saturday. The ruling puts to rest one of three lawsuits against major tech companies for alleged…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Privacy, Bloomberg, Cybersecurity, Snapchat, Surveillance, Illinois, Facial Recognition, Biometrics, Google Photos, Biometric Information Privacy Act


DHS Documents Show Secret Service Plan for Facial Recognition Test Around White House

The Secret Service is testing a facial recognition system in public areas of the White House and surrounding grounds with the stated goal of “identifying known subjects of interest prior to initial contact with law enforcement at the White House Complex,” according to Department of Homeland Security documents dug up…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Technology, Privacy, White House, Cybersecurity, Surveillance, Secret Service, Department Of Homeland Security, Facial Recognition


Lawmakers Ask Jeff Bezos for Information on His Facial Recognition Software, Less Nicely This Time

Late in July, lawmakers sent a letter seeking details on Rekognition, Amazon’s in-house facial recognition software. Amazon wrote back, blandly, in August, but according to this increasingly impatient group of congresspeople, the company “has failed to provide sufficient answers.” Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Jeff Bezos, Facial Recognition, Andy Jassy, Ed Markey, Rekognition, Rekognition Amazon



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