Month: April 2019

FBI Fails Privacy And Accuracy Tests On Its Facial Recognition Tools According To GAO Report, While A.I. Police State Advances

FBI Fails Privacy And Accuracy Tests On Its Facial Recognition Tools According To GAO Report, While A.I. Police State Advances

Aaron Kesel | Activist Post | Source URL The FBI has failed to assuage concerns of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on its use of facial recognition technology according to a new report. Numerous issues were raised three years ago after the congressional watchdog urged the FBI to improve its practices in order to […]

More Creepy Surveillance Capitalism: Kroger and Walgreens Installing Cameras in Stores to Read Shoppers’ Facial Expressions to Sell Them More Stuff

More Creepy Surveillance Capitalism: Kroger and Walgreens Installing Cameras in Stores to Read Shoppers’ Facial Expressions to Sell Them More Stuff

BN Frank | Activist Post | Source URL It’s reasonable to expect stores to install security cameras to protect themselves from theft and property damage.  But is it reasonable for them to install facial recognition cameras to determine shoppers’ moods to try to sell them more stuff?  After all, stores are […]

Amazon’s Alexa Reviewers Can Access Customers’ Home Addresses

Bloomberg | Source URL An Amazon.com Inc. team auditing Alexa users’ commands has access to location data and can, in some cases, easily find a customer’s home address, according to five employees familiar with the program. The team, spread across three continents, transcribes, annotates and analyzes a portion of the […]

Local Police Receive DHS Grant for Drones to Use in Crime Search and Crowd Control

Local Police Receive DHS Grant for Drones to Use in Crime Search and Crowd Control

Nicholas West | Activist Post | Source URL Police departments around the U.S. continue doing their best to acquire drones for a range of uses. This move is buoyed by the fact that Homeland Security is funding their arrival into local communities. Portsmouth, New Hampshire is the latest to receive […]

NEC’s Global Facial Biometrics Program Will “Solve Health Problems”

NEC’s Global Facial Biometrics Program Will “Solve Health Problems”

Mass Private I | Source URL Last week, NEC Corporation and Nagasaki University announced that they are creating a global facial recognition program based on the U.N.’s slogan of eradicating poverty called, “Leave No One Behind.” Seizing on the chance to turn the U.N.’s slogan into a global facial recognition […]

‘Stalking is a homicide in slow motion.’ Did West Chester police fail stalked, slain woman?

‘Stalking is a homicide in slow motion.’ Did West Chester police fail stalked, slain woman?

Cincinnati Enquirer | Source URL The police department charged with protecting Ellen Weik didn’t. That’s the opinion of several of her friends who began questioning the department not long after the woman’s bones were discovered last summer. Why, they ask, didn’t police investigate Weik’s stalker more thoroughly when she was […]