Tag: Facial Recognition

Police use electronic ticketing to fine more people and increase profits

iSpeech.org Mass Private I | Source URL The opening seconds of the Saltus Technologies video says it all. Electronic tickets are about one thing, increasing productivity (profits). “The digiTICKET electronic ticketing solution is an innovative force multiplier for Public Safety – enabling officers to quickly create and submit tickets electronically. ” Enabling […]

As facial-recognition technology grows, so does wariness about privacy. Use at a school in Seattle fuels debate.

Speech Synthesis Rachel Lerman | The Seattle Times | Source URL RealNetworks is offering schools a new, free security tool: facial-recognition software. But as the technology moves further into public spaces, it’s raising privacy concerns and calls for regulation — even from the technology companies that are inventing the biometric […]

2018: The Rise of Spying Transit Police

iSpeech Mass Private I | Source URL Today’s Public Transit Police Departments offer a frightening glimpse into the future of commuter surveillance. Last year the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) was accused of creating an app that spied on commuters travel plans, texts and emails. At the same time the […]

Senators Join Activists, Shareholders, and Tech Workers in Demanding Answers About Face Surveillance

https://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech Privacy SOS | Source URL In recent months the ACLU, Amazon shareholders, Microsoft, activists, scholars, and legislators have raised concerns about the use of facial recognition technologies in the United States. Today, despite a total lack of regulation, law enforcement uses face surveillance to identify and track people, private companies use the technology to authenticate customers, and […]

Amazon is Far More Dangerous and Powerful Than You Want to Admit

iSpeech.org Michael Krieger | Liberty Blitzkrieg | Source URL The sneaky thing about Amazon’s increased dominance in so many key aspects of our lives is that much of the perniciousness is hidden. No one’s going to tell you about all the retailers who have gotten pressured or destroyed via its […]

Hear No Evil, See No Evil: Amazon Pledges to Continue Selling Face Surveillance Tech To Cops

Text to SpeechPrivacy SOS | Source URL Last week, the ACLU of Northern California revealed that Amazon’s Rekognition face surveillance software identified 28 members of Congress as people who have been previously arrested for a crime. The only problem? They were false matches. Unsurprisingly, the 28 members of Congress falsely matched to […]

‘Dystopia’ in Chinese Surveillance Looks a Lot Like US Surveillance

iSpeech.org Jim Naureckas | The Antimedia | Source URL (FAIR) — There’s a category of  story we call “Them Not Us”—US media reporting on problems abroad, and seemingly not noticing that they have the same problems at home. There’s a great example of that in the New York Times (7/8/18), headlined “Inside China’s Dystopian Dreams: […]

The Line Between Big Tech & Defense Work

iSpeech Wired | Source URL FOR MONTHS, A growing faction of Google employees has tried to force the company to drop out of a controversial military program called Project Maven. More than 4,000 employees, including dozens of senior engineers, have signed a petition asking Google to cancel the contract. Last week, Gizmodo reported that […]

Amazon Is Now A ‘Cheap Mass Surveillance’ Dealer–It’s Selling Facial Recognition To U.S. Cops

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iSpeech Forbes Amazon chief Jeff Bezos received a letter Tuesday from the American Civil Liberties Union and its supporters. It demanded he stop selling a little-known service provided by the tech giant to U.S. law enforcement agencies: facial recognition, powered by artificial intelligence. The tool, dubbed Rekognition, can recognize up to 100 people […]

Amazon urged not to sell facial recognition tool to police

Powered by iSpeech ABC News | Source URL Amazon’s decision to market a powerful face recognition tool to police is alarming privacy advocates, who say the tech giant’s reach could vastly accelerate a dystopian future in which camera-equipped officers can identify and track people in real time, whether they’re involved […]