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How to opt out of tech that invades your privacy

Too often, facial recognition feels like a mysterious, society-pervading technology that is too complex for individuals to understand or combat. We read about scary new applications of the tech and its increasingly concerning role in determining who gets a job, who gets a loan, or even who gets arrested. …


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States still haven’t matched Illinois’ 2008 biometric privacy law

Though most Americans have likely never heard of it, Illinois’ 12-year-old Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) has proven itself to be the country’s strongest legal barrier against the unfettered collection of fingerprint, iris, voice, and facial recognition data.

Other states have taken notice. California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) included biometric…


Just by walking by it and briefly glancing at the screen, I likely gave the Temp Tablet all it needed to recognize me

In late February, I went to an office building in San Ramon, California. I used to work there, before the pandemic, and needed to pick up some mail. …


General Intelligence

International regulators have found Clearview AI’s technology breaches their privacy laws

OneZero’s General Intelligence is a roundup of the most important artificial intelligence and facial recognition news of the week.

Clearview AI plans to challenge an Illinois law guarding against private facial recognition databases in the Supreme Court, according to Bloomberg Law.

The Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) has been…


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People’s facial expressions line up with their emotions less than half the time

OneZero’s General Intelligence is a roundup of the most important artificial intelligence and facial recognition news of the week.

Facial recognition isn’t just for verifying a person’s identity. …


U.S. Customs and Border Protection scanned more than 23 million people in public places with facial recognition technology in 2020

U.S. Customs and Border Protection scanned more than 23 million people with facial recognition technology at airports, seaports, and pedestrian crossings in 2020, the agency recently revealed in its annual report on trade and travel.

The agency scanned four million more people than in 2019. The report indicates that the…


ID.me has rejected some legitimate claimants in addition to fraudsters

On January 25, California officials told the public that while the state had paid out $114 billion in unemployment benefits, auditors had found a problem. More than $11 billion of those payouts were fraudulent.

To address this, California officials hired ID.me, a 10-year-old startup, to ensure that every person who…


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The algorithms also picked up on racial biases linking Black people to weapons

OneZero’s General Intelligence is a roundup of the most important artificial intelligence and facial recognition news of the week.

Bias in artificial intelligence is notoriously problematic. Facial recognition algorithms have been found to more frequently misidentify people with darker skin; identified poor people as high-risk and less eligible for public…


😎 +😷 = 👻

As millions of demonstrators took to the streets last summer to protest police violence and the killing of George Floyd, government agencies wasted no time in surveilling them with facial recognition software. As authorities began to recommend mask-wearing to combat Covid-19, many activists saw a silver lining. …


An interview with Dr. Petra Molnar, who spent 2020 investigating the use of drones, facial recognition, and lidar on refugees

The coronavirus pandemic unleashed a new era in surveillance technology, and arguably no group has felt this more acutely than refugees. Even before the pandemic, refugees were subjected to contact tracing, drone and LIDAR tracking, and facial recognition en masse. Since the pandemic, it’s only gotten worse. …

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