Year: 2019

‘We Need to Ban It Entirely’: Beyond Regulation, New US Campaign Calls for Moratorium on Facial Recognition Surveillance

‘We Need to Ban It Entirely’: Beyond Regulation, New US Campaign Calls for Moratorium on Facial Recognition Surveillance

Julia Conley | Common Dreams | Source URL “Imagine if we could go back in time and prevent governments around the world from ever building nuclear or biological weapons. That’s the moment in history we’re in right now with facial recognition.” Pushing back against businesses and government calling for mere […]

Gen Z Adults Encourage Each Other To Sign Up For Facial Recognition At Music Festivals

Gen Z Adults Encourage Each Other To Sign Up For Facial Recognition At Music Festivals

Mass Private I | Source URL What is wrong with the above picture? A lot. The picture shows just how complicit the mass media has become in convincing Generation Z (Gen Z) adults into accepting TSA-style checkpoints at public venues. USA Today’s caption says it all, “Annabel Hess, right, signed […]

ICE Used Facial Recognition to Mine State Driver’s License Databases

ICE Used Facial Recognition to Mine State Driver’s License Databases

Catie Edmondson | The New York Times | Source URL WASHINGTON — Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have mined state driver’s license databases using facial recognition technology, analyzing millions of motorists’ photos without their knowledge. In at least three states that offer driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants, ICE officials have […]

Ninth Circuit Rejects Facial Recognition Claim Against Facebook

Ninth Circuit Rejects Facial Recognition Claim Against Facebook

Hunton Privacy Blog | Source URL On June 14, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed summary judgment in favor of Facebook, holding that the company did not violate the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) (740 ICLS ¶¶ 15, 20). The appeal concerned a photograph […]

Police Drop “Crime Prediction” Software, But Not Because It’s Orwellian

Police Drop “Crime Prediction” Software, But Not Because It’s Orwellian

Mac Slavo | SHTFPlan | Source URL Several California police departments have stopped using “predictive policing” software but not because they want to protect your basic human rights and dignity.  The reason the software won’t be used is that it isn’t effective enough…yet. Several police departments were disappointed that they […]

Schools Are Using ‘Aggression Detecting’ Mics That Are Set Off By Coughing, Slamming Locker Doors To Head Off The Next School Shooting

Schools Are Using ‘Aggression Detecting’ Mics That Are Set Off By Coughing, Slamming Locker Doors To Head Off The Next School Shooting

Tim Cushing | TechDirt | Source URL Schools are spending more and more money on safety. Or, at least, that’s what they’re saying they’re spending the money on. But simply adding more layers of surveillance — on campus and off — isn’t really doing much to make schools safer. Preventing […]