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Megvii commits to guard against weaponization of facial recognition technology

As controversial debates and protests against the ethical use of facial recognition technology in daily operations increase around the world,…

 

Industry groups criticize facial recognition hysteria

SIA (Security Industry Association) has published a report to combat misconceptions and provide perspective on facial biometrics while the Information…

 

Facebook and Microsoft make changes as scrutiny of AI training methods continues

Facebook is the latest company to admit to paying contractors to listen to audio recordings of its services users, with…

 

Algorithmic Justice League trademark attempt blocked by DC Comics

The Algorithmic Justice League is being opposed in its efforts to trademark its brand, which promotes the responsible use and…

 

Police app, robot cops and schools get facial biometrics, while NYC considers surveillance transparency

South Wales Police are planning to trial a smartphone app with biometric facial recognition from NEC with 50 officers to…

 

AnyVision facial recognition deployment controversy pulls in Microsoft

Microsoft is receiving criticism for its involvement in biometric facial recognition, due to its investment in Israeli company AnyVision, Forbes…

 

Biometric travel and reducing algorithmic bias among projects chosen for UK ICO sandbox

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has selected 10 projects from among 64 applications for using public sector data for…

 

Secure Identity Alliance announces OSIA Advisory Committee of African government leaders

The Secure Identity Alliance (SIA) has announced the composition of its OSIA Advisory Committee, which will help steer the Open…

 

Privacy International calls for new UN guidelines for biometrics in counter-terrorism

Privacy International is calling for new guidelines on biometrics from the UN to protect human rights in a new briefing…

 

Facial recognition debate flares up in Israel and continues in UK and Australia

Cameras deep inside the Palestinian West Bank with facial recognition from Israeli biometrics company AnyVision allow authorities in Israel to…

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