Tag: Facial Recognition

ACLU accuses federal government of hiding its use of facial recognition technology

The American Civil Liberties Union, accusing the federal government of hiding its use of facial recognition technology, filed a lawsuit to get more information about the potential invasion of privacy. The civil rights group petitioned a federal court Thursday to force the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration to reveal details about their biometric identification […]

Getting a new mobile number in China will involve a facial-recognition test

China is taking every measure it can to verify the identities of its over 850 million mobile internet users. From Dec. 1, people applying for new mobile and data services will have to have their faces scanned by telecom providers, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said in a Sept. 27 statement(link in Chinese). MIIT said the step […]

Biometric Hacking: Even Your Face is Hackable

The ability to confirm a user’s identity with facial recognition may seem like the most effective and reliable method of authentication in today’s world. But researchers in China have proven that even biometric authentication is not infallible, or un-hackable. Through a course of experiments, researchers from Tencent Security’s Zuanwu Lab in China determined that the […]

FBI, ICE plunder DMV driver database ‘gold mine’ for facial recognition scans

The agencies are reportedly harvesting driver license imagery without citizen or lawmaker consent. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are exploiting state DMV records for facial recognition data without the knowledge or permission of drivers. Georgetown Law researchers, together with the Washington Post, have obtained facial recognition requests, documents, […]

San Francisco Bans Facial Recognition Technology

San Francisco, long at the heart of the technology revolution, took a stand against potential abuse on Tuesday by banning the use of facial recognition software by the police and other agencies. The action, which came in an 8-to-1 vote by the Board of Supervisors, makes San Francisco the first major American city to block […]

Facial recognition: Apple, Amazon, Google and the race for your face

Facial recognition technology is both innovative and worrisome. Here’s how it works and what you need to know. Facial recognition is a blossoming field of technology that is at once exciting and problematic. If you’ve ever unlocked your iPhone ($1,000 at Amazon) by looking at it, or asked Facebook or Google to go through an […]

The US Government Will Be Scanning Your Face At 20 Top Airports

“This is opening the door to an extraordinarily more intrusive and granular level of government control.” In March 2017, President Trump issued an executive order expediting the deployment of biometric verification of the identities of all travelers crossing US borders. That mandate stipulates facial recognition identification for “100 percent of all international passengers,” including American […]