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UK peers: Is this what you call governance of facial recog tech? A 'few scattered papers'!
British cops’ use of automated facial recognition technology has come under fire from peers, with the Greens’ Jenny Jones calling on the government for an immediate ban.
3/4/2018 1:01 AM EST
For goodness sake, stop the plod using facial recog, London mayor told
London's Metropolitan Police force's use of "intrusive" technologies "without proper regulation" could put a fundamental principle of policing at risk, the London mayor has been told.
11/18/2017 9:29 AM EST
Biometrics watchdog breaks cover, slams UK cops over facial recog
The UK Biometrics Commissioner has condemned the Home Office and police forces over their failure to address critical issues surrounding facial recognition. As well as noting the growing database of...
8/25/2017 5:33 AM EST
UK govt steams ahead with £5m facial recog system amid furore over innocents' mugshots
The UK Home Office has put out to tender a £4.6m ($5.9m) contract for facial recognition software – despite the fact its biometrics strategy and retention systems remain embroiled in controversy.
8/17/2017 2:08 AM EST
Who will save us from voice recog foolery from scumbags? Magnetometer!
Scientists are working on a way of using the internal orientation sensors in smartphones to defend against efforts to trick voice recognition systems. As the use of smartphones, wearables and...
6/12/2017 5:37 AM EST
What could go wrong? Delta to use facial recog to automate bag drop-off
Delta Air Lines plans to deploy four self-service bag drop machines at Minneapolis–St Paul International Airport this summer, one of which will include a facial recognition system to match those...
5/16/2017 10:14 PM EST
Error prone, insecure, inevitable: Say hello to today's facial recog tech
Facial recognition technology represents a valuable, and likely inevitable, method of identification for cops and Feds. Unfortunately, it's largely unregulated, error prone, and insecure.
3/23/2017 5:31 AM EST
Accessorize to crime: Facial recog defeated by wacky paper glasses
Researchers armed with some nifty algorithms and a set of paper glasses frames have found a way to trick facial recognition systems. Users can either evade being recognized – or more interestingly,...
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