2 years ago
by AdelleChattre+27 +1
The fact that algorithms can contain latent biases is becoming clearer and clearer. And some people saw this coming. By Rose Eveleth.
1 year ago
by rexall+19 +1
An official watchdog has issued a fresh warning over the police’s use of more than 20m facial images on their searchable databases, more than five years after the courts ruled that the inclusion of images of innocent people was unlawful. Paul Wiles, the biometrics commissioner, says in his annual report that the police’s use of facial images has gone far beyond their original use for custody purposes and forces are using facial recognition software to try to identify individuals in public places.
10 months ago
by socialiguana+11 +1
When Apple released the iPhone X on November 3, it touched off an immediate race among hackers around the world to be the first to fool the company's futuristic new form of authentication. A week later, hackers on the actual other side of the world claim to have successfully duplicated someone's face to unlock his iPhone X—with what looks like a simpler technique than some security researchers believed possible.
9 months ago
by ohtwenty+16 +1
The Indian woman could not provide fingerprints or a retina scan to get her new welfare card. She has since received a new one and is able to receive her welfare payments again.
3 months ago
by zobo+13 +1
Amazon is selling facial recognition technology to police, allowing them to analyze ‘millions of faces in real-time’
Amazon found itself at the center of a brewing privacy controversy on Tuesday after the American Civil Liberties Union disclosed that the tech giant is selling facial recognition technology to law enforcement that the company has said “helps identify persons of interest against a collection of millions of faces in real-time.”