Harvey Murphy was wrongfully arrested for robbing a Sunglasses Hut after facial recognition tech identified him as the robber. The 61-year-old says he was brutally sexually assaulted in jail.
Your Face Belongs to Us documents how facial recognition might threaten our freedom.
Facial recognition technology is increasingly being deployed by police officers across the country, but the scope of its use has been hard to pin down.
Analysts and lawmakers are concerned about a new TSA program that instructs passengers to insert their IDs into a machine and takes a pictures of them.
Surveillance tech that isn't banned often becomes mandatory eventually.
Mayor Eric Adams frets that COVID-19 masks are making it too easy for shoplifters to evade facial recognition.
The government is refining its ability to track your movements with little discussion.
A surveillance state is no less tyrannical when the snoops really believe it's for your own protection.
Kelly Conlon's bizarre experience gives a glimpse into a future with omnipresent facial recognition systems.
The Atlas of Surveillance lets us monitor the agencies that snoop on the public.
ICE has spent $2.8 billion since 2008 developing surveillance and facial-recognition capabilities, mostly in secrecy and without real oversight.
Cameras and tracking technology purchased to battle COVID-19 will be a lingering affliction.
Facial recognition software can secretly surveil and is subject to error.
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Privacy advocates applaud the move.
Protecting citizens from intrusive government surveillance is a virtue well worth signaling.
Some agencies don't even know ways their employees are using facial recognition.
Civil liberties advocates call for a moratorium on federal facial recognition.
And it's not a moment too soon.
People have only official assurances that the technology isn’t being used to invade their privacy.
The surveillance state is available as a plug-and-play solution for any cop interested in a free trial period.
Databases of involuntarily supplied identities make for a plug-and-play surveillance state.
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Time to add a hat and sunglasses!
The results of facial recognition software might not be admissible evidence—but the police are allowed to use them to generate admissible evidence.
Defeating surveillance is a powerful argument for covering your face.
Wrongful Arrest in Detroit Demonstrates Why Police Use of Facial Surveillance Technology Must Be Banned
The good news is that Boston has just barred law enforcement from using facial recognition technology.
Microsoft and Amazon Adopt Temporary Bans on Police Use of Their Facial Recognition Tech. That's Not Nearly Enough.
Both companies need to join IBM and others in entirely abandoning the development of this mass surveillance technology.
Privacy activists say we should be alarmed by the rise of automated facial recognition surveillance. Transhumanist Zoltan Istvan says it's time to embrace the end of privacy as we know it.
40 Privacy Groups Ask Federal Oversight Agency To Push for Suspension of Federal Facial Recognition Technology
40 privacy advocacy groups send open letter to agency
"Facial recognition represents a dystopic advancement of the police state."
Hundreds of police departments are using facial recognition technology without oversight.
Some privacy activists say the bill still falls short.
That horse has left the barn.
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The legislation would require warrants for extended surveillance, but look at what it explicitly OKs.
You can literally wear your principles on your sleeve while baffling facial recognition technology.
As Beijing develops a high-tech police state, Hongkongers develop ways to resist it.
State DMVs are building a vast national digital identification database for federal law enforcement.
New technologies mean new crimesolving techniques—and new threats to privacy and liberty.
The agency is mum on how many people are impacted
We can still say no to mass surveillance.