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UK passport program uses AI to create a virtual speed-line for white people

The lighter your skin, the better AI-powered facial recognition systems work for you. The UK Home Office knows this, because the government‘s been briefed several times on the problem. And a recent report shows that it knew it was developing a passport program built on biased, racist AI. It just doesn’t care. The UK’s passport program went live in 2016. It uses an AI-powered facial recognition feature to determine whether user-uploaded photos meet the requirements and standards for use as a pass...
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Coverage concerns dog UK Emergency Services Network as boss admits scheme too ambitious

Civil servants hauled before spending watchdog again The UK Home Office has had to once again explain the ongoing Emergency Services Network farrago as part of an inquiry by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).…
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UK Home Office: If we want Ofcom to break the law, that should be perfectly legal

Department to appeal High Court ruling over ministerial powers UK Home Office ministers are to appeal against a High Court judgment, handed down a few weeks ago, that prevents them from ordering regulators like Ofcom to stop carrying out their statutory duties.…
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Pretty helpful for designing for folks on the autism spectrum: Keep it literal… literally. These are the things to do: Use simple colorsWrite in plain languageUse simple sentences and bulletsMake buttons descriptiveBuild simple and consistent layouts These are the things to avoid: Use bright contrasting colorsUse figures of speech and idiomsCreate a wall of textMake buttons vague and unpredictableBuild complex and cluttered layouts Strangely (or not…), some (most?) of...
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15 LGBT refugees say UK Home Office has ‘abandoned’ them to danger in Turkey

The group, many now in safehouses, say they are at risk of homophobic discriminationFifteen LGBT Syrian refugees are launching a legal challenge on Monday against the Home Office claiming they have been abandoned to a life of danger in Turkey, despite promises to bring them speedily to safety in the UK. The Home Office accepted all 15 on to a refugee resettlement scheme, which avoids the need for them to go through the often lengthy asylum process. Yet many are still waiting to be airlifted to s...
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Roman Abramovich no longer has a box at Chelsea

Roman Abramovich bails on his Chelsea box The Times have broken the news that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich no longer has a box at Chelsea. Abramovich, who have been virtually anonymous at Stamford Bridge this season, no longer pays the Blues for corporate hospitality. Readers are told: Roman Abramovich did not buy corporate boxes at Chelsea before the start of this season for the first time in almost a decade. Abramovich’s decision not to buy the boxes is revealed in a footnote in the account...
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Roman Abramovich no longer owns a box at Chelsea

Roman Abramovich bails on his Chelsea box The Times have broken the news that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich no longer has a box at Chelsea. Abramovich, who have been virtually anonymous at Stamford Bridge this season, no longer pays the Blues for corporate hospitality. Readers are told: Roman Abramovich did not buy corporate boxes at Chelsea before the start of this season for the first time in almost a decade. Abramovich’s decision not to buy the boxes is revealed in a footnote in the account...
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Saturday Roundup for March 23rd

It’s our weekly roundup of stories you don’t want to miss   US & Episcopal Church President Trump went to church for St Patrick’s day at St John’s Episcopal. WaPo has the headline: “A church service on blue skied Sunday interrupts Trump’s weekend of presidential pique” https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/a-church-service-on-a-blue-skied-sunday-interrupts-trumps-weekend-of-presidential-pique/2019/03/17/4c103b68-48d1-11e9-b79a-961983b7e0cd_story.html?utm_term=.955266915cb7 WaPo video https://w...
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Snap is under NDA with UK Home Office discussing how to centralize age checks online

Snap is under NDA with the UK’s Home Office as part of a working group tasked with coming up with more robust age verification technology that’s able to robustly identify children online. The detail emerged during a parliamentary committee hearing as MPs in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) questioned Stephen Collins, Snap’s senior director for public policy international, and Will Scougal, director of creative strategy EMEA. A spokesman in the Home Office press o...
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So Windrush happened, and yet UK Home Office immigration data still has 'appalling defects'

Could errors affect other applications? Dunno. When will new systems be online? Dunno The Home Office is making life-changing decisions using "incorrect data from systems that are not fit for purpose" and has not fixed the "appalling defects" identified during the Windrush scandal, MPs have said.…
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UK Home Office dumps huge sack of complex data sets on biometrics ethics board's desk, goes for beer (probably)

Roses are red, gave Violet pick 'n' mix. She didn't like the milk bottles. Now back to ethics The UK's advisory body for biometrics and forensics ethics has had another chunk of oversight added to its already laden basket – instructing the Home Office on ethical issues in large, complex data sets.…
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UK Home Office was warned about its crappy data management – then Windrush happened

Watchdog's report damning amid calls for 'firewall' for immigration data sharing The Home Office is under pressure to scrap data-sharing deals set up as part of efforts to hit immigration targets as its governance of such transfers have been slammed by the UK’s spending watchdog.…
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UK: UK Home Office Over-Reaches Itself On Modern Slavery Act - Squire Patton Boggs LLP

We got a letter from the Home Office last month reminding us, no doubt in common with many others, of our obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
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Bringing Rajapaksa back to power would be ruin of Sri Lanka

Torture risk means UK Home Office asylum policy needs urgent reviewThe dangers of a return to power of Mahinda Rajapaksa cannot be overstated. When he was president, torture in Sri Lanka was routine. Tens of thousands of civilians were killed in just a few months at the end of the civil war in 2009, in what his government cynically referred to as a “no-fire zone”. It was, as the UN later noted, a “grave assault on the entire regime of international law”.President Maithripala Sirisena, his succes...
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United States: UK Home Office Ramps Up Modern Slavery Statement Expectations – Recent Developments And Compliance Recommendations For Multinationals - Ropes & Gray LLP

Over the last month, the UK Home Office has sent letters to more than 17,000 companies that it believes are required to publish an annual statement under the UK Modern Slavery Act.
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UK Home Office admits £200m Emergency Services Network savings 'delayed'

Oh, and the £1.1bn Airwave extension hasn't yet been triggered The fine minds behind Britain's bungled Emergency Services Network comms system have admitted that its projected £200m savings might not kick in until 2020.…
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US feds seize a Russian oligarch’s NY mansion, find Roman Abramovich’s ex wife & kids inside

Chelsea & Roman Abramovich Over the past few months there have been a series of updates concerning Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich. Roman Abramovich no longer turns up at Chelsea matches. Indeed, it’s been reported that Abramovich is willing to sell Chelsea at the right price. Monday’s TIMES Sport: “Chelsea’s £2.5bn price tag” #bbcpapers #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/NYc15NjuCN — Allie Hodgkins-Brown (@AllieHBNews) August 26, 2018 Moreover, in recent months the issue of where Abramov...
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Civil rights group Liberty walks out on British cops' database consultation (the register)

Slams Home Office's lack of engagement with privacy fears The UK Home Office's alleged indifference towards civil rights groups' concerns over the creation of a mammoth policing database has caused Liberty to ditch the government-run consultation group on the project.… [Author: Rebecca Hill]
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Civil rights group Liberty walks out on British cops' database consultation

Slams Home Office's lack of engagement with privacy fears The UK Home Office's alleged indifference towards civil rights groups' concerns over the creation of a mammoth policing database has caused Liberty to ditch the government-run consultation group on the project.…
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Chelsea’s Roman Abramovich labelled a ‘danger to public security’ in Switzerland

Roman Abramovich vs Switzerland More bad news for Chelsea’s billionaire owner Roman Abramovich. According to a report from 24 Heures, Abramovich has been denied residency to live in Switzerland. In recent months, the issue of where Abramovich lives has become a huge issue for the Russian. The UK Home Office have refused to renew Abramovich’s visa to live in England. As a result, Abramovich recently became a citizen of the State of Israel. But it’s now come to light that Abramovich has attempted...
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MPs call for inquiry into UK Home Office treatment of foreign students

A group of UK lawmakers are calling for an independent inquiry into the Home Office's treatment of tens of thousands of foreign nationals, mostly students, whose visas were revoked or refused after they were accused of cheating on an English language test in 2014.
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Chelsea’s £2bn takeover bid: Man United fan Sir Jim Ratcliffe has worked on it for months

Chelsea’s £2 billion takeover bid A huge story broke last week in the English press. Roman Abramovich has received an offer from the richest man in Britain, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, to buy Chelsea. The Chelsea takeover bid comes after Roman Abramovich was denied a UK visa renewal to live in England. As a result, Abramovich has recently emigrated to Israel. The Chelsea owner has since become the richest Israeli in the world. Returning to the Chelsea takeover bid, Abramovich has rejected the offer. Ma...
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Vital immigration papers lost by UK Home Office

Immigration status of hundreds left in limbo after personal papers go missingA wave of devastating incidents of vital personal papers being lost in immigration cases has led to renewed calls for the Home Office to overhaul the way it handles documents.The problem has been so severe that at its peak the department routinely mislaid thousands of files, a former senior immigration official said. Continue reading...
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UK Home Office destroyed Windrush landing card slips

The UK Home Office destroyed landing card slips that documented arrival dates for the so-called Windrush generation, it confirmed Wednesday.
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British government to ink deal for yet another immigration database

Only £347m wasted in last overhaul Exclusive The UK Home Office will sign a deal with Accenture to replace its clunky 1990s-era immigration and asylum applications system – having previously written off £347m in its last attempted overhaul.…
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Sergei Skripal's Niece Denied Visa to Come to Britain

LONDON (Reuters) - The niece of poisoned former Russian spy Sergei Skripal has been denied a visa to come to Britain, the UK Home Office (interior...
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Stop slurping NHS data to enforce immigration laws? Not on your nellie, huffs UK Home Office

NHS Digital boss suggests public concern has caused 'lack of balanced debate' The NHS has said it will continue sharing data with the Home Office for immigration enforcement, despite MPs calling for the government to put an immediate stop to the transfer.…
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UK Home Office grilled over biometrics, being clingy with folks' mugshots

Minister promises strategy in June – just six years late, then Brit Home Office bods have denied that retaining millions of custody images of people who were never charged falls foul of case law, while asserting that automatic deletion is not technically possible.…
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