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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

FBI Illegally Targeted U.S. Citizens With Warrantless NSA Database Searches, Secret Court Finds

A secretive federal court has ruled that the Federal Bureau of Investigation abused the privacy rights of U.S. citizens by searching for their information within the National Security Agency’s databases that should legally only be used to gather foreign intelligence information. Read more...
Tags: Science, Nsa, Surveillance, Fbi, National Security Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Surveillance State

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

NYC's New Tourist Trap Claims the Rights to Every Photo You Take Inside of It

New York City’s newest luxury neighborhood, Hudson Yards, officially opened on Friday and visitors are already scrambling to photograph or mock its gilded pinecone landmark structure dubbed the Vessel.Read more...
Tags: Science, New York City, Copyright, Hudson Yards, Surveillance State, The Vessel

This Airbnb Spying Nightmare Is a Reminder That Staying in Strangers' Homes Is Still Creepy

Jeffrey Bigham and his family were about a day into their holiday stay at an Airbnb when he noticed the white security camera that blended in with the corner where the wall met the ceiling. Then he found another camera.Read more...
Tags: Science, Spying, Airbnb, Security Cameras, Surveillance State, Jeffrey Bigham

Sydney Airport Kicks Off Test to Replace IDs With Facial Recognition

This week, some passengers traveling through the international airport in Sydney, Australia will be the first guinea pigs in a program that intends to replace the passport with facial scans. The check-in process may surely become less of a headache, but at what price?Read more...
Tags: Science, Airports, Australia, Sydney, Facial Recognition, Passports, Sydney Australia, Surveillance State

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