facial recognition

Chinese law professor's social media denunciation of facial recognition in the Beijing subway system

Chinese law professor's social media denunciation of facial recognition in the Beijing subway system

Lao Dongyan is a professor specializing in Criminal Law at Tsinghua University; on Oct 31, she posted a long, thoughtful piece to their public Wechat account about the announcement that Beijing's

No Facial Recognition Screening for Americans: Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland security seems to have bowed to public pressure on a plan to introduce facial screening for American citizens. But it's still using the practice on foreign visitors —

Homeland Security doesn’t want Americans' airport face scans after all

Earlier this week, reports circulated that Homeland Security wanted to scan the faces of travelers, including US citizens, as they enter or leave the country. Naturally, critics raised concerns that
Less-Invasive Cameras May Be the Future of Event Tracking

Less-Invasive Cameras May Be the Future of Event Tracking

Cameras don't always have to make people uncomfortable, especially if they're not being used for facial recognition. Deployed as a way to monitor the flow of attendees, they are a big improvement on

Why I Opt Out of Facial Recognition

There are too many unanswered questions about how our data gets used.

Why I Opt Out of Facial Recognition

There are too many unanswered questions about how our data gets used.
Second wave Algorithmic Accountability: from "What should algorithms do?" to "Should we use an algorithm?"

Second wave Algorithmic Accountability: from "What should algorithms do?" to "Should we use an algorithm?"

For ten years, activists and theorists have been developing a critique of "algorithms" (which have undergone numerous renamings over the same time, e.g. "filter bubbles"), with the early critiques

Homeland Security wants airport face scans for US citizens

Homeland Security is joining the ranks of government agencies pushing for wider use of facial recognition for US travelers. The department has proposed that US citizens, not just visa holders and
Homeland Security Wants To Scan Your Face Before Entering And Leaving The Country

Homeland Security Wants To Scan Your Face Before Entering And Leaving The Country

We live in a free country. We have so much freedom I sometimes can’t get enough of all the freedom. It’s such an overdose of freedom here, in the Free States of Freemerica, I almost wonder if we have

DHS wants to expand airport face recognition scans to include US citizens

Homeland Security wants to expand facial recognition checks for travelers arriving to and departing from the U.S. to also include citizens, which had previously been exempt from the mandatory checks.
New Cell Phone Users in China Must Now Submit to Face Recognition Scans

New Cell Phone Users in China Must Now Submit to Face Recognition Scans

As the Black Friday authorities command Americans to buy, buy, buy, until we’re choking on packing peanuts, I suppose the retail dystopia could be bleaker. Effective yesterday, consumers registering
A new Chinese app allows people to use facial verification on their friends and acquaintances

A new Chinese app allows people to use facial verification on their friends and acquaintances

A new police app is inviting individual users to get in on China's mania for using facial recognition.

Want a SIM Card in China? You’ll Now Need to Get Your Face Scanned First

Users previously had to submit ID cards and have photos taken to acquire a SIM card. Now they will have to submit an additional facial scan from one of China’s mobile telecom carriers.

Want a SIM Card in China? You’ll Now Need to Get Your Face Scanned First

Users previously had to submit ID cards and have photos taken to acquire a SIM card. Now they will have to submit an additional facial scan from one of China’s mobile telecom carriers.

Chinese companies want to help shape global facial recognition standards

The use of facial recognition technology is continuing to expand, despite concerns about its accuracy and fairness and about how it could be used by governments to spy on people. These concerns have
China now requires face scans for all new mobile phone accounts

China now requires face scans for all new mobile phone accounts

China has put into effect regulations requiring Chinese telecom carriers to scan the faces of users registering new mobile phone services.
China tech firms shape new facial recognition and surveillance standards at UN: Report

China tech firms shape new facial recognition and surveillance standards at UN: Report

“Chinese technology companies are shaping new facial recognition and surveillance standards at the UN, according to leaked documents, as they try to open up new markets in the developing world for
Behind the One-Way Mirror: EFF's "deep dive into corporate surveillance"

Behind the One-Way Mirror: EFF's "deep dive into corporate surveillance"

EFF's Behind the One-Way Mirror: A Deep Dive Into the Technology of Corporate Surveillance is a long, comprehensive look at corporate tracking, particularly invisible, third-party tracking, as with
Big Brother is watching: Chinese city with 2.6m cameras is world's most heavily surveilled

Big Brother is watching: Chinese city with 2.6m cameras is world's most heavily surveilled

Cities around the world are scaling up their use of surveillance cameras and facial recognition systems – but which ones are watching their citizens most closely?Qiu Rui, a policeman in Chongqing, was

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