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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 …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

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 …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 24, 2020

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 …

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 24, 2019

Federal facial recognition is coming to Sea-Tac Airport

An unregulated, controversial technology is coming to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport: Facial recognition.

Delta Air Lines will use facial recognition cameras at LAX boarding gates

Delta Air Lines has begun using facial recognition technology at Los Angeles International Airport, installing cameras to identify passengers at one boarding gate and has plans to add more.

Facial recognition can detect fear, privacy groups concerned

Amazon announces its facial recognition program used by Washington state police can now detect emotion drawing concerns from privacy advocates.

Downtown Spokane Partnership will pay businesses for projects that deter crime and nuisances

The Downtown Spokane Partnership will offer up to $2,500 in matching rebates for property owners who make changes to their building’s exterior such as security cameras and blocking hidden spaces.

UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019

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 …

UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019

Facial recognition security checks will be vetted before they reach Spokane, airport leader says

U.S. Customs and Border Protection aims to utilize facial recognition at 20 major international airports on 16,300 flights per week by 2021. The technology is already being used at 17 …

Researchers say Amazon face-detection technology shows bias

Two researchers say Amazon’s facial-recognition technology has a lot of trouble identifying darker-skinned women.

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018

London show explores hidden world of facial recognition

Modern technology means your face is both your identity and a commodity – but as an exhibition going on display in London shows, that technology is far from perfect.

UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018

Amazon’s facial-recognition tool misidentified 28 lawmakers as people arrested for a crime, study finds

Amazon’s facial recognition tools incorrectly identified Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., and 27 other members of Congress as people arrested for a crime during a test commissioned by the American Civil …

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 …

UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018

Microsoft calls for regulation of facial recognition, saying it’s too risky to leave to industry alone

Microsoft is calling for government regulation on facial-recognition software, one of its key technologies, saying such artificial intelligence is too important and potentially dangerous for tech giants to police themselves.

UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018

One of the few police departments to use Amazon’s facial recognition tech has stopped – for now

A Florida police department said that it would not immediately renew a pilot program with for controversial facial recognition technology, a decision that civil rights advocates claimed as a …

UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018

Amazon urged not to sell facial recognition tool to police

Amazon’s decision to market a powerful face recognition tool to police is alarming privacy advocates, who say the tech giant’s reach could vastly accelerate a dystopian future in which camera-equipped …

Face to face with Nest’s smartest home security camera – no disguising its abilities

Nest’s new home security camera is supposed to be so smart that it can identify people it’s been introduced to.

Nest security camera knows who’s home with Google face tech

Nest Labs is adding Google’s facial recognition technology to a high-resolution home-security camera, offering a glimpse of a future in which increasingly intelligent, internet-connected computers can see and understand what’s …

British Airways starts scanning faces to enable faster boarding

British Airways is rolling out technology that will allow passengers to go through boarding gates at its main London Heathrow Airport hub using facial recognition.