Category: Facial Recognition

ACLU sues FBI, DOJ over facial-recognition technology, criticizing ‘unprecedented’ surveillance and secrecy

ACLU sues FBI, DOJ over facial-recognition technology, criticizing ‘unprecedented’ surveillance and secrecy

iSpeech Drew Harwell | Washington Post | Source URL The American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday sued the Justice Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the FBI for records detailing their use of facial-recognition software, arguing that the agencies have secretly implemented a nationwide surveillance technology that threatens Americans’ privacy […]

Motorola, a company known for cellphones, is fast becoming a major player in government surveillance

Motorola, a company known for cellphones, is fast becoming a major player in government surveillance

iSpeech.org Jon Schuppe | NBC News | Source URL Motorola Solutions is among the tech firms racing to deliver new ways of monitoring the public. The surveillance tools have been installed in schools and public housing, deployed on roads and public transit, and worn by police officers. They’ve been developed […]

Google Rolls Out “Orwellian Nightmare” Technology To Spy On You In YOUR HOME

Google Rolls Out “Orwellian Nightmare” Technology To Spy On You In YOUR HOME

Powered by iSpeech Mac Slavo | SHTFPlan | Source URL Google’s new Nest Hub Max is a smart display unit that comes equipped with a 6.5-megapixel facial recognition camera that identifies you and monitors all your actions – inside your own home. And the Orwellian icing on the cake is […]

Detroit Activists Fighting for Ban on Facial Recognition

Detroit Activists Fighting for Ban on Facial Recognition

https://www.ispeech.org Mike Maharrey | The Tenth Amendment Center | Source URL DETROIT, Mich. – A coalition of grassroots organizations is pushing to end the use of facial recognition technology in the city. BYP100, Green Light Black Futures, We the People Michigan and Detroit Community Technology Project have banded together to […]

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

iSpeech.orgJames 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

https://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech 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 […]

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

tts 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 […]

‘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

iSpeech 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 […]