facial recognition

Facial recognition use surges after Capitol riot

by • 2 days ago

State and local law enforcement agencies are making increased use of the controversial technology to track down participants in the deadly riot.

Portland enacts nation's strongest facial recognition ban

by • 4 months ago

Portland has become the first to ban all both public and private sector organizations from using facial recognition systems within city limits.

TSA tests biometric 'self-service' scanners at Reagan National Airport

by • 4 months ago

Passengers at Washington's busiest airport will go through new security screenings using tablet computers meant to reduce physical contact with TSA agents.

Pittsburgh considers ban on facial recognition, predictive policing

by • 5 months ago

A new proposal to the Pittsburgh City Council this week follows a recent predictive policing pilot led by the city and its controversial use of social media and facial recognition to arrest civil rights protesters earlier this year.

Facial recognition software tallies second wrongful arrest

by • 6 months ago

Two Black men in Detroit are the first known examples of the controversial technology leading police to arrest the wrong people. The ACLU believes there are many others.

To avoid bias and reduce crime, police turn to license plate readers

by • 7 months ago

As facial recognition services shut down, some police say license plate readers are the proactive, bias-free policing aid they've been looking for.

Amazon suspends police use of facial recognition software for one year

by • 7 months ago

Amazon's Rekognition service, which is widely used by law enforcement agencies, has been discontinued for one year while the company waits for federal guidance on the technology's "ethical use."

Facial recognition bill falls flat in California legislature

by • 7 months ago

A state Assembly committee stopped a bill allowing companies and government agencies to use the controversial surveillance technology without consent.

Pitt think tank to review ethics of algorithms in local governments

by • 12 months ago

The former federal prosecutor running the task force said there's a place for AI-backed technologies like facial recognition, but that governments can "do better."