face recognition

ACLU rejects Clearview AI's facial recognition accuracy claims

Clearview AI's facial recognition isn't just raising privacy issues -- there are also concerns over its accuracy claims. The ACLU has rejected Clearview's assertion that its technology is "100%
Subaru Legacy 2020 review: Sensors that detect a drowsy or distracted driver

Subaru Legacy 2020 review: Sensors that detect a drowsy or distracted driver

The Subaru Legacy Limited 2020 sedan and the XT versions have a dedicated driver-facing camera that can detect when the driver is drowsy or distracted.

Facebook and Venmo demand Clearview AI stops scraping their data

Following Google and Twitter, Facebook has become the latest company to take legal action against controversial facial recognition startup Clearview AI. According to Buzzfeed News, the company sent a

Google tells facial recognition startup Clearview AI to stop scraping photos

Following Twitter, Google and YouTube have become the latest companies to send a cease-and-desist letter to Clearview AI, the startup behind a controversial facial recognition program that more than
Google Slaps Face-Recognition Firm Clearview With a Cease-and-Desist Letter

Google Slaps Face-Recognition Firm Clearview With a Cease-and-Desist Letter

Clearview AI, a controversial face recognition start-up, whose customers include hundreds of U.S. law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, has been served cease-and-desist letters by Google and
CEO of Creepy Face Recognition Firm Clearview AI Says He Has First Amendment Right to Billions of Photos

CEO of Creepy Face Recognition Firm Clearview AI Says He Has First Amendment Right to Billions of Photos

Hoan Ton-That, the CEO and founder of a face recognition company that he freely admits could help lead to a surveillance “nightmare” and a “dystopian future or something,” says he has a First
Facebook's iffy past practices with facial recognition just cost it $550 million

Facebook's iffy past practices with facial recognition just cost it $550 million

While governments worldwide are starting to add facial recognition software to public cameras, Facebook has settled its concerning its use of this technology to tag people in photos uploaded to its
Some wasps have evolved to recognize and remember faces

Some wasps have evolved to recognize and remember faces

A team of researchers at Cornell University recently published a new paper titled "Evolutionary dynamics of recent selection on cognitive abilities." But that's a mouthful that kind of buries the
Campaign to Ban Face Recognition at U.S. Colleges Gathers Steam

Campaign to Ban Face Recognition at U.S. Colleges Gathers Steam

An organized campaign against the use of biometric surveillance at universities and colleges in the U.S. is ratcheting up pressure on institutions it believes are currently using—or are likely soon to
Campaign to Ban Face Recognition at U.S. Colleges Gathers Steam

Campaign to Ban Face Recognition at U.S. Colleges Gathers Steam

An organized campaign against the use of biometric surveillance at universities and colleges in the U.S. is ratcheting up pressure on institutions it believes are currently using—or are likely soon to
Clearview AI Can Identify You With The Help Of Your Photo

Clearview AI Can Identify You With The Help Of Your Photo

Clearview AI is apparently a startup that helps identify people by simply having a snapshot of you (or your face – precisely).Even though this is being used by the Law Enforcement at certain places,

Law enforcement is using a facial recognition app with huge privacy issues

You may have good reason to be worried that police use of facial recognition might erode your privacy -- many departments are already using software with serious privacy concerns. The New York Times
70,000 Tinder Photos of Women Just Got Dumped on a Cyber-Crime Forum

70,000 Tinder Photos of Women Just Got Dumped on a Cyber-Crime Forum

More than 70,000 photos of Tinder users are being shared by members of an online cyber-crime forum, Gizmodo has learned, raising concerns about the potential for abusive use of the photos. Ominously,

San Francisco loosens facial recognition ban to allow newer iPhones

San Francisco is learning first-hand about the risks of blanket bans on facial recognition. City supervisors have voted to amend a ban on facial recognition in local government to allow the use of

Federal study shows face recognition accuracy varies by gender and race

Researchers have studied the potential for bias in facial recognition algorithms before, but now it's the US government's turn to weigh in. The National Institute of Standards and Technology has

China now requires face scans to sign up for phone service

China is as determined as ever to link real identities to the digital world. As of December 1st, anyone signing up for a new cellphone or cellular data contract is required to not only show their
I tried to access my secret consumer data. Their facial recognition software told me to smile.

I tried to access my secret consumer data. Their facial recognition software told me to smile.

In early November, the New York Times published an article called "I Got Access to My Secret Consumer Score. Now You Can Get Yours, Too." Naturally, this struck my curiosity, and I decide to try and
Microsoft Taps Eric Holder to Audit AnyVision Over Concerns of Face Recognition Surveillance

Microsoft Taps Eric Holder to Audit AnyVision Over Concerns of Face Recognition Surveillance

Microsoft is bringing on former US Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate whether AnyVision, a facial recognition company it invested in over the summer, violated Microsoft’s ethics guidelines,

Facebook is testing a face detection tool to verify your identity (updated)

Facebook isn't entirely shying away from facial recognition, it seems. Code explorer Jane Manchun Wong has discovered a reference to a purported facial recognition system in Facebook's mobile app that
The ACLU Is Taking the Feds to Court Over Face Recognition Surveillance

The ACLU Is Taking the Feds to Court Over Face Recognition Surveillance

The ACLU and its Massachusetts chapter are suing the federal government for more information about how it uses facial recognition with regard to surveillance. Read more...