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Law Enforcement Use of Face Recognition Systems Threatens Civil Liberties

Independent Oversight, Privacy Protections Are Needed San Francisco, California—Face recognition—fast becoming law enforcement’s surveillance tool of choice—is being implemented with little oversight or privacy protections, leading to faulty systems that will disproportionately impact people of color and may implicate innocent people for crimes they didn’t commit, says an Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) report released today.

Source: Law Enforcement Use of Face Recognition Systems Threatens Civil Liberties, Disproportionately Affects People of Color: EFF Report

App that matches your face to artwork is popular yet alarming

A Google app that matches people’s selfies to famous works of art and encourages users to share the side-by-sides on social media leaped to the top spot on the iTunes App Store charts this weekend, ahead of YouTube, Instagram and Facebook’s Messenger, but it has also drawn concerns from some that the privacy of the users may be at risk.

Source: A Google app that matches your face to artwork is wildly popular. It’s also raising privacy concerns. – The Washington Post

In China, facial recognition is sharp end of big data drive for total surveillance 

Facial recognition is the new hot tech topic in China. Banks, airports, hotels and even public toilets are all trying to verify people’s identities by analyzing their faces. But the police and security state have been the most enthusiastic about embracing this new technology.

Source: In China, facial recognition is sharp end of big data drive for total surveillance – The Washington Post

Those airport cameras tracking your face may not be legal, study finds

Researchers at Georgetown University Law School recommend that DHS abandon a biometric scanning program that would capture the face of every American and foreigner heading overseas.

Source: Those airport cameras tracking your face may not be legal, study finds – The Washington Post

Managing Your Identity on Facebook with Face Recognition Technology

Facebook is announcing new, optional tools to help people better manage their identity on Facebook using face recognition. Powered by the same technology Facebook used to suggest friends you may want to tag in photos or videos, these new features help you find photos that you’re not tagged in and help you detect when others might be attempting to use your image as their profile picture.

Source: Managing Your Identity on Facebook with Face Recognition Technology | Facebook Newsroom

Australia could allow firms to buy access to facial recognition data

The federal government is considering allowing private companies to use its national facial recognition database for a fee, documents released under Freedom of Information laws reveal.

Source: Coalition could allow firms to buy access to facial recognition data | Technology | The Guardian

App developer access to iPhone X face data spooks some privacy experts

Apple’s privacy promises do not extend to the thousands of app developers who will gain access to facial data in order to build entertainment features for iPhone X customers, such as pinning a three-dimensional mask to their face for a selfie or letting a video game character mirror the player’s real-world facial expressions.

Source: App developer access to iPhone X face data spooks some privacy experts

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