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Privacy Privacy advocates, security experts raise alarm over facial recognition technology

PORTLAND, Oregon — A Southeast Portland Jacksons store is using technology straight out of a science fiction novel – technology that’s becoming more and more utilized in public and private spheres....

Privacy Microsoft deletes massive facial recognition data set

In brief: First published in 2016, Microsoft’s "MS Celeb" data set held over 10 million images of almost 100,000 people. The compendium was used by researchers and private companies to train facial...

Privacy Microsoft Purges Massive Facial Recognition Database Over Privacy Fears

Microsoft's massive facial recognition database went live in 2016 and was built of online images of 100,000 well-known people. The massive database is believed to have been used to train facial ...

Privacy Microsoft quietly pulls massive facial-recognition database from internet

Facial-recognition technology is commonly used for everyday tasks such as like unlocking phones and tagging friends on social media, but privacy concerns persist ... but their images were scraped...

Privacy FBI/DoJ Facial Recognition Tech Needs Better Accuracy, Privacy, GAO Says

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Justice Department (DoJ) still have more work to do to boost the accuracy of facial recognition technology (FRT) they use and to ensure privacy of ...

Privacy Police are using flawed data in facial recognition searches, study finds

A study from the Georgetown Law Center on Privacy and Technology released on Thursday looked at how police are using flawed data to run facial recognition searches, despite years of studies showing...

Privacy A photo storage app used customers’ private snaps to train facial recognition AI

Users were not told their data was training facial recognition The company’s original 2,500-word privacy policy stated that facial recognition helped “organize” users files, letting them group ...

Privacy Google facial recognition technology brings privacy debate into the home

The internet giant showed off the $229 Nest Hub Max on Tuesday ... But at a time of intense debate on Silicon Valley’s handling of privacy and personal information, the new device pushes the ...

Privacy Border officials don't have data to address racial bias in facial recognition tech

talked to an audience Friday at the International Association of Privacy Professionals Summit about what data its facial recognition tech collects -- but more importantly, about what data it...

Privacy If your image is online, it might be training facial-recognition AI

And as consumers are increasingly aware of the power of the data they leave like breadcrumbs across the internet, facial-recognition datasets are becoming a flash point for worries about privacy...

Privacy Bipartisan Facial Recognition Privacy Bill Introduced in Congress

847, the “Commercial Facial Recognition Privacy Act of 2019,” a bill that would ... Performing third-party testing prior to implementation to address accuracy and bias issues for online services;...

Privacy What's Next: Finding Our Privacy in the IOT + Botnets are Back + Facial Recognition v. Copyright Law

Today, we chat with Stanford’s Jennifer King about the Internet of Things and what it means for the future of our privacy. In other news, the botnets are back, and they’re going after a new target....

Privacy Privacy Fears Grow as Facial Recognition Use Continues to Expand

Best practice 1: Obtain affirmative consent if data is being captured and stored Best practice 2: Utilize non-identifying characteristics to serve relevant content without capturing information The...

Privacy Lawmakers want to make it harder to sell your facial recognition data

A pair of US senators reached across the aisle to introduce a bill designed to protect facial recognition data. Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) want the Commercial Facial...

Privacy New facial recognition bill would require consent before companies could share data

A new bill introduced in the Senate today would prohibit commercial companies using facial recognition technology from sharing people’s data without their explicit consent. The bipartisan...

Privacy Privacy fears as report reveals MILLIONS of online photos are being used to train facial recognition AI without users' consent

Many facial recognition systems are being trained using millions of online photos uploaded by everyday people and, more often than not, the photos are being taken without users' consent, an NBC...

Privacy Washington data privacy and facial biometrics legislation approved by state senate

Washington Senators have approved a new data privacy bill modeled on the European Union’s General Data Protection Rule by a 46-1 vote, local publication The News & Observer reports. Companies...

Privacy Microsoft president says WA state privacy bill could impact facial recognition technology globally

Two of the top companies developing facial recognition software are in Washington state, where a bill that would regulate the technology is working its way through the legislature. Because Amazon...