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With painted faces, artists fight facial recognition tech

LONDON — As night falls in London, Georgina Rowlands and Anna Hart start applying makeup. Instead of lipstick and eyeliner, they’re covering their faces with geometric shapes. Rowlands has long narrow blue triangles and thin white rectangles crisscrossing her face. Hart has a collection of red, orange and white angular shapes on hers.

London police deploy face scan tech, stirring privacy fears

London police started using facial recognition cameras on Tuesday to automatically scan for wanted people, as authorities adopt the technology that has raised concerns about increased surveillance and erosion of privacy.

YouTube, Venmo: AI firm must stop scraping faces from sites

Payment service Venmo joined YouTube and Twitter on Wednesday in demanding that a facial recognition company stop harvesting user images to identify the people in them, which the startup does as part of its work with police.

London police to use face scan tech, stoking privacy fears

London police will start using facial recognition cameras to pick out suspects from street crowds in real time, in a major advance for the controversial technology that raises worries about automated surveillance and erosion of privacy rights.

Watchdog says FBI has access to about 640M photographs

A government watchdog says the FBI has access to about 640 million photographs – including from driver’s licenses, passports and mugshots – that can be searched using facial recognition technology.

Face recognition researcher fights Amazon over biased AI

Facial recognition technology was already seeping into everyday life – from your photos on Facebook to police scans of mugshots – when Joy Buolamwini noticed a serious glitch: Some of the software couldn’t detect dark-skinned faces like hers.

Schools eye facial recognition technology to boost security

The surveillance system that has kept watch on students entering Lockport schools for over a decade is getting a novel upgrade. Facial recognition technology soon will check each face against a database of expelled students, sex offenders and other possible troublemakers. It could be the start of a trend as more schools fearful of shootings consider adopting the technology.