Category: Facial Recognition

Amazon is testing new biometric technology that will let Whole Foods customers check out by scanning their HANDS, report claims

Amazon is testing new biometric technology that will let Whole Foods customers check out by scanning their HANDS, report claims

James Pero | Daily Mail | Source URL By simply waving one’s hand in front of a scanner, customers may soon be able to cash out at the health-centric grocery chain, Whole Foods, as soon as next year.  Amazon, which purchased Whole Foods in 2017 for more than $13 billion, […]

Amazon says its facial recognition tech can now detect fear

Amazon says its facial recognition tech can now detect fear

Ravie Lakshmanan | The Next Web | Source URL Amazon has announced that its facial recognition system can now detect “fear” by reading a person’s face. Dubbed Rekognition, the software offers a comprehensive range of tools for face detection, analysis, and recognition in images and videos. It’s one among several […]

Orlando police department scraps Amazon’s facial recognition software after a year struggling to fix glitches and bandwidth problems that made it unreliable

James Pero | The Daily Mail | Source URL A police department in Orlando has terminated its trial of Amazon’s AI-powered facial recognition for the second time, citing costs and complexity. According to a report from Orlando Weekly, the department ended its trial of the technology, called Rekognition, after 15 […]

‘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 […]

Liberty Defense Beta Tests AI-Powered Stadium Security System

Liberty Defense Beta Tests AI-Powered Stadium Security System

Andrew Cohen | Sporttechie | Source URL In 2014, scientists at MIT began working to develop an artificial intelligence-powered security system. Atlanta-based company Liberty Defense licensed that technology, called Hexwave, and is now making it commercially available for sports stadiums and other venues. Hexwave uses AI to search for potentially […]

Gillette Stadium’s Facial Recognition Can Identify Fans Before They Enter The Stadium

Mass Private I | Source URL One of the NFL’s premiere franchises, the New England Patriots is using “Evolve Edge” millimeter wave/facial recognition scanners to identify fans before they enter Gillette Stadium.  According to Evolv Edge’s brochure, their scanners use facial recognition to identify everyone. “The automated, consistent screening eliminates guard fatigue and […]

CBP Claims Its Airport Facial Recognition Isn’t A Surveillance Program; FBI Has 640M Photos According To Watchdog; Congress Wants Rules

CBP Claims Its Airport Facial Recognition Isn’t A Surveillance Program; FBI Has 640M Photos According To Watchdog; Congress Wants Rules

Aaron Kesel | Activist Post | Source URL The Customs And Border Protection (CBP) has hilariously claimed that its facial recognition in airports across the U.S. isn’t a surveillance program, Nextgov reported. Meanwhile, a government watchdog organization has made the horrifying claim that the FBI has 640 million photographs it can rummage through […]