NYPD operates over 15,000 facial recognition cameras as part of ‘Orwellian’ surveillance network – report

The NYPD controls an extensive network of cameras that it can use to track New Yorkers across the city, raising concerns about invasive and discriminatory policing tactics, according to an investigation by Amnesty International. … Read More >NYPD operates over 15,000 facial recognition cameras as part of ‘Orwellian’ surveillance network – report

Not even wildlife can go undetected: Australia trains AI road cameras for KOALA ‘facial recognition’

Researchers at an Australian university have been granted thousands of dollars from the government to work on AI-based devices that would help identify individual koalas crossing the roads in the country. … Read More >Not even wildlife can go undetected: Australia trains AI road cameras for KOALA ‘facial recognition’

EU data protection watchdog says facial recognition should be banned due to ‘deep intrusion’ into people’s private lives

Facial recognition should be banned from Europe’s public spaces, the EU’s independent data protection authority has said, just days after the bloc’s executive branch proposed a new bill allowing the partial use of the technology. … Read More >EU data protection watchdog says facial recognition should be banned due to ‘deep intrusion’ into people’s private lives

No card, no cash, no problem: Moscow Metro, the busiest subway system in Europe, to introduce ‘FacePay’ technology by end of 2021

The world’s most beautiful subway system is set to become one of the planet’s most high-tech, with Moscow Metro head of security revealing that passengers will soon be able to pay for rides with their faces before the end of 2021. … Read More >No card, no cash, no problem: Moscow Metro, the busiest subway system in Europe, to introduce ‘FacePay’ technology by end of 2021

The grim ‘New Normal’: Japanese firm unveils new facial recognition system that can identify people THROUGH their masks

Japan’s NEC Corp has unveiled a facial recognition system which can verify a person’s identity even when they are masked, in a move which it claims will boost “the revival of economic activities under the ‘New Normal.’” … Read More >The grim ‘New Normal’: Japanese firm unveils new facial recognition system that can identify people THROUGH their masks

US border patrol’s call for more facial recognition at airports is ‘illegal, discriminatory & dystopian’ – ACLU

Customs and Border Patrol are demanding sweeping new surveillance powers at all US entry points, potentially exposing visitors to unprecedented plundering of their private info by law enforcement and even foreign governments. … Read More >US border patrol’s call for more facial recognition at airports is ‘illegal, discriminatory & dystopian’ – ACLU

IBM urges US govt to adopt new controls on facial recognition systems for ‘repressive regimes’

The US Commerce Department should adopt new export controls to limit repressive regimes’ access to facial recognition systems, IBM Corp said on Friday, claiming such systems can be used to commit human rights violations. … Read More >IBM urges US govt to adopt new controls on facial recognition systems for ‘repressive regimes’