facial recognition

Artists, Rights Groups Protest Use Of Amazon One Palm Scanner

Group of 200 artists and 30 rights groups have written an open letter demanding Amazon Palm Scanner is removed from…

2 weeks ago

Facebook To End Facial Recognition Use – Cites ‘Societal Concerns’

Social networking giant confirms it is 'shutting down the Face Recognition system on Facebook', due to lack of rules and…

4 weeks ago

Moscow Metro Facial Recognition System For Speedy Payments

Privacy concern. Moscow's Metro system has launched 'Face Pay', a mass facial recognition system for passengers paying for fares

1 month ago

Uber Sued In UK Over Alleged Facial Recognition Bias

Coloured drivers and couriers allege Uber's facial recognition system failed to effectively identify people of colour, or those with a…

2 months ago

China Approves Far-Reaching Privacy Law

Beijing approves tough new rules about the collection and use of personal data, including stronger rules governing surveillance systems

3 months ago

Amazon Extends Police Ban On Facial Recognition

With the deadline of its one-year moratorium on police use of its facial recognition software fast approaching, Amazon makes ban…

6 months ago

European Commission Proposes Tough AI Regulation, Fines

Huge fines and tough rules for the 'unacceptable' use of artificial intelligence, has been proposed by European Commission

7 months ago

Clearview AI Sued In California By Immigrant Groups

Another legal headache for facial recognition firm Clearview AI to halt use of its tech, despite ban in some Californian…

9 months ago

Update To Unlock FaceID For Watch Users Wearing Masks

No need for Apple Watch users to remove their facemask, in order to unlock their iPhone, with the iOS 14.5…

10 months ago

NEC Facial Recognition Works Despite Masks

NEC launches facial recognition system that can identify people, even if they are wearing masks to protect against Coronavirus

11 months ago

Facial Recognition Blamed For False Arrest And Jail Time

Racial bias and facial recognition. Black man in New Jersey arrested by police and spends ten days in jail after…

11 months ago

Twitter Investigates Picture Cropping Tool Over Racial Bias Concerns

Twitter confirms its algorithm used for picture-cropping is being investigated over racial bias concerns, and opens up its source code

1 year ago

Police Use Of Facial Recognition Breached Privacy, Court Rules

Milestone ruling. The UK Court of Appeal rules use of automatic facial recognition (AFR) tech by South Wales Police is…

1 year ago

Microsoft Bans Facial Recognition Sales To Police

Software giant follows IBM and Amazon with police facial recognition ban until there is national regulation of the technology

1 year ago

Amazon Joins Police Ban Of Facial Recognition Tech

E-commerce giant Amazon joins other tech firms with announcement it will pause police use of its facial recognition software

1 year ago

IBM Cancels All Facial Recognition Programs, Urges Police Reform

Big Blue cancels its facial recognition programs and calls for reform and new ways to work with law enforcement, "to…

1 year ago

ACLU File Lawsuit Against Clearview AI

American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against facial recognition firm alleging “privacy-destroying surveillance activities”

2 years ago

Google Finally Addresses Pixel 4 Face Unlock Flaw

Five months later. Google updates Pixel software to address problem with flagship Pixel 4 that can be unlocked if a…

2 years ago

Vatican Joins With Microsoft, IBM In Call For AI Ethics

Pope Francis warns of commercial AI's potential to exacerbate societal 'asymmetry', joins with tech giants to call for regulation of…

2 years ago

Facial Recognition Firm Clearview AI Hacked

Privacy compromise. American company that has a database of more than three billion photographs of people has been hacked

2 years ago

Met Boss: Facial Recognition Less Concerning Than Knife In Chest

The United Kingdom's most senior police officer Cressida Dick has strongly defended the use of facial recognition by police forces

2 years ago

Facebook Settles Facial Recognition Lawsuit

Social networking giant pays out nearly half a billion dollars to settle long running biometric data lawsuit in the United…

2 years ago

Twitter Demands AI Firm Cease Facial Image Collection

Privacy concern. Cease-and-desist letter from Twitter to AI firm Clearview demands it stop collecting photos from social media platforms

2 years ago

EU Proposes Five-Year Ban On Facial Recognition Technology

European Commission could temporarily bar facial recognition in public places as new rules to protect individuals' privacy are worked out

2 years ago

Google Pixel 4 Face Unlock Works If User Is Asleep

Eyes wide shut. New flagship Google phone can be unlocked if a person's eyes are closed

2 years ago

Google Allegedly Targeted Racial Groups To Aid Facial Recognition – Report

Search engine allegedly used 'deceptive practices' to collect facial scans of coloured people, according to US media report

2 years ago

Gatwick Airport To Use Facial Recognition For Boarding

Gatwick to become first British airport to use facial recognition for passenger boarding without checks

2 years ago

California Bans Facial Recognition From Police Body Cams

Lawmakers in California have banned the use of facial-recognition software in police body cams

2 years ago

Police Use Of Facial Recognition Ruled Lawful

High Court says South Wales police use of facial recognition cameras was lawful, after shopper complaint

2 years ago

Facebook Offers Users Facial Recognition Opt Out

No more Tag suggestions. Face recognition ability opened to all users, but opt-out is available

2 years ago