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EU lawmakers are eyeing risk-based rules for AI, per leaked white paper

EU lawmakers are eyeing risk-based rules for AI, per leaked white paper The European Commission is considering a temporary ban on the use of facial recognition technology, according to a draft proposal for regulating artificial intelligence obtained by Euroactiv. Creating rules to ensure AI is ‘trustworthy and human’ has been an early […]

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DHS wants to expand airport face recognition scans to include US citizens

DHS wants to expand airport face recognition scans to include US citizens Homeland Security wants to expand facial recognition checks for travelers arriving and departing the U.S. to also include citizens, which had previously been exempt from the mandatory checks. In a filing, the department has proposed that all travelers, and not […]

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Another US court says police cannot force suspects to turn over their passwords

Another US court says police cannot force suspects to turn over their passwords The highest court in Pennsylvania has ruled that the state’s law enforcement cannot force suspects to turn over their passwords that would unlock their devices. The state’s Supreme Court said compelling a password from a suspect is a violation […]

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Amnesty International latest to slam surveillance giants Facebook and Google as “incompatible” with human rights

Amnesty International latest to slam surveillance giants Facebook and Google as “incompatible” with human rights Human rights charity Amnesty International is the latest to call for reform of surveillance capitalism — blasting the business models of “surveillance giants” Facebook and Google in a new report which warns the pair’s market dominating platforms […]

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US senator demands answers from Amazon Ring over its police partnerships

US senator demands answers from Amazon Ring over its police partnerships Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) is looking for answers from Amazon about its doorbell camera Ring and the company’s relationships with law enforcement agencies around the U.S. In a letter published on Thursday, he writes to the technology giant how partnerships […]

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Facebook could face billions in potential damages as court rules facial recognition lawsuit can proceed

Facebook could face billions in potential damages as court rules facial recognition lawsuit can proceed Facebook is facing exposure to billions of dollars in potential damages as a federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Facebook’s arguments to halt a class action lawsuit claiming it illegally collected and stored the biometric data of […]

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Trueface raises $3.7M to recognise that gun, as it’s being pulled, in real time

Trueface raises .7M to recognise that gun, as it’s being pulled, in real time Globally, millions of cameras are in deployed by companies and organizations every year. All you have to do is look up. Yes, there they are! But the petabytes of data collected by these cameras really only become useful […]

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ICE mined driver’s license photos for facial recognition

ICE mined driver’s license photos for facial recognition U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are using facial recognition software to trawl through millions of driver’s license photos provided by 21 states to search and find suspects. News broke over the weekend that the FBI and immigration officials access images — often without obtaining […]

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Unregulated facial recognition technology presents unique risks for the LGBTQ+ community

Unregulated facial recognition technology presents unique risks for the LGBTQ+ community Carlos Gutierrez Contributor Share on Twitter Carlos Gutierrez is deputy director and general counsel at LGBT Tech. It seems consumers today are granted ever-dwindling opportunities to consider the safety and civil liberties implications of a new technology before it becomes widely adopted. […]

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Amazon shareholders reject facial recognition sale ban to governments

Amazon shareholders reject facial recognition sale ban to governments Amazon shareholders have rejected two proposals that would have requested the company not to sell its facial recognition technology to government customers. The breakdown of the votes is not immediately known. A filing with the vote tally is expected later this week. The […]

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