facial recognition

Amid backlash, Worcester, Mass., approves predictive-crime software

by • 4 weeks ago

Worcester officials approved the use of software that uses automated data analysis to direct when and where police patrols visit certain neighborhoods.

NYPD lacks 'serious engagement' with surveillance tech disclosure law

by • 2 months ago

Critics said the New York Police Department took a "lazy copy-and-paste approach" to a new law requiring it to disclose its surveillance technologies.

Utah bill called solid 'first step' toward facial recognition policy

by • 3 months ago

The bill would require state agencies to file written requests before using facial recognition, though privacy advocates said the law could go further.

Facial recognition use surges after Capitol riot

by • 3 months 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 • 7 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 • 7 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 • 8 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 • 9 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 • 10 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.