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Amazon implements a one-year moratorium on police use of its facial recognition software
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Amazon implements a one-year moratorium on police use of its facial recognition software

Amazon says it has pushed for regulations to ensure the software was used ethically.

Microsoft declines to sell facial recognition tech to police until there is a law to regulate it
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Microsoft declines to sell facial recognition tech to police until there is a law to regulate it

Microsoft said it has worked on enacting principles and legislation for the software’s use.

IBM will stop offering facial recognition software, will oppose tech's use for mass surveillance, social profiling
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IBM will stop offering facial recognition software, will oppose tech's use for mass surveillance, social profiling

IBM's decision to get out of the facial recognition business comes amid US protests over the death of George Floyd.

Washington State signs facial recognition curbs into law; critics demand ban
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Washington State signs facial recognition curbs into law; critics demand ban

Facial recognition software can identify individuals in photos and videos based on a database of known subjects.

Amid Coronavirus outbreak, Chinese company develops tech that can identify people even with their masks on
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Amid Coronavirus outbreak, Chinese company develops tech that can identify people even with their masks on

Coronavirus has resulted in almost everyone wearing a surgical mask outdoors posing a particular problem for surveillance.

Facebook's facial recognition lawsuit settlement stirs conversation about 'biometric privacy'
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Facebook's facial recognition lawsuit settlement stirs conversation about 'biometric privacy'

Facebook agreed to pay $550 million to settle a case alleging it illegally collected biometric information for 'face tagging'.

Indian railways to use facial recognition by 2020 end despite warnings against privacy breach
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Indian railways to use facial recognition by 2020 end despite warnings against privacy breach

The system is being trialled in Bengaluru where about half a million faces are scanned every day.

Facebook will pay $550 mn to settle facial recognition suit pertaining to its 'Tag Suggestions' feature
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Facebook will pay $550 mn to settle facial recognition suit pertaining to its 'Tag Suggestions' feature

Facebook disclosed the settlement as part of its quarterly financial results, in which it took a charge on the case.

European Union drops idea of facial recognition ban in public areas: Report
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European Union drops idea of facial recognition ban in public areas: Report

Facial recognition artificial intelligence has sparked a global debate about the pros and cons of a technology.

Clearview AI is the latest viral hit among law enforcement agencies which could end privacy as we know it
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Clearview AI is the latest viral hit among law enforcement agencies which could end privacy as we know it

Clearview’s app carries extra risks because law enforcement agencies are uploading sensitive photos to the servers of a company whose ability to protect its data is untested.

EU might ban facial recognition tech in public areas for up to five years
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EU might ban facial recognition tech in public areas for up to five years

Exceptions to the facial recognition ban could be made for security projects as well as research and development.

Facial recognition used by police in the US falls short on many fronts, but that doesn't bother many law enforcement agencies
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Facial recognition used by police in the US falls short on many fronts, but that doesn't bother many law enforcement agencies

Officials in Florida said that they query the system 4,600 times a month. But the technology is no magic bullet

Protests in the age of facial recognition: No legal oversight in implementation could lead to illegal surveillance
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Protests in the age of facial recognition: No legal oversight in implementation could lead to illegal surveillance

Just like the controversial Aadhaar database was built without a law, all other surveillance infrastructure is being built without a law on surveillance.

Laboratories in China are mining DNA samples to map faces with help from the West
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Laboratories in China are mining DNA samples to map faces with help from the West

Uighurs and human rights groups have said authorities collected DNA samples, images of irises and other personal data during mandatory health checks.

China starts new mandatory rule for telcos to scan faces of new mobile phone users
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China starts new mandatory rule for telcos to scan faces of new mobile phone users

China is home to some of the world’s leaders in facial recognition software, including Megvii and SenseTime.

Chaayos is reportedly collecting customer facial data at some outlets, claims that customers can opt out
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Chaayos is reportedly collecting customer facial data at some outlets, claims that customers can opt out

There are no terms and conditions on display, there is no opt-out option, there is no clarity on how Chaayos processes this data,

India building the world's biggest facial recognition system for mass surveillance
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India building the world's biggest facial recognition system for mass surveillance

Human rights and technology experts in India warned of the risks to privacy from increased surveillance.

US bans tech firms allegedly being used to repress China's Muslim minority groups
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US bans tech firms allegedly being used to repress China's Muslim minority groups

The blacklist effectively bars US firms from selling tech to Chinese companies without government approval.

US govt agencies scanning millions of Americans’ faces without their consent: Report
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US govt agencies scanning millions of Americans’ faces without their consent: Report

Since 2011, FBI has reportedly logged over 390,000 facial-recognition searches of federal and local databases.

Faces for cookware: Data collection flourishes as China pursues AI ambitions
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Faces for cookware: Data collection flourishes as China pursues AI ambitions

The project, run out of a village house is collecting material that could train AI software.