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New Zealand police eyeing up newer, smarter CCTV facial recognition technology

Cops look to upgrade their CCTV surveillance technology, sparking calls for a privacy debate.

With a network of CCTV cameras across the country, it would give criminals fewer places to hide. Also in the high-tech system would be suspects, prisoners, firearms licence details, missing people and those on the child sex offender register.

Source: Police eyeing up newer, smarter CCTV facial recognition technology | Stuff.co.nz

China’s facial-recognition cameras caught suspect tryiing to blend in with 60,000 concertgoers

The man’s unlikely capture became the latest example of China’s growing use of facial recognition technology.

The 31-year-old man, wanted by police, had thought playing a numbers game would be enough to allow him to fade into anonymity.

Source: A suspect tried to blend in with 60,000 concertgoers. China’s facial-recognition cameras caught him. – The Washington Post

Facebook to start asking permission for facial recognition in GDPR push

Facebook has started to seek explicit consent from users for targeted advertising, storage of sensitive information, and – for the first time in the EU – application of facial recognition technology as the European general data protection regulation (GDPR) is due to come into force in just over a month.

The company is only required to seek the new permissions in the European Union, but it plans to roll them out to all Facebook users, no matter where they live. The move follows Mark Zuckerberg’s stated goal to apply the spirit of GDPR worldwide.

Source: Facebook to start asking permission for facial recognition in GDPR push | Technology | The Guardian

Lack of law securing private data online makes you vulnerable

You may consider it magic when you upload a photo on your social network and it automatically recognises all your friends for tagging, but that wizardry may spell danger if it lands in the wrong hands.

Recognising faces means the application has computed and stored details on how users look like through advanced technology.

Source: Lack of law securing private data online makes you vulnerable – Daily Nation

Subaru will use facial recognition technology to detect driver fatigue

The new Subaru Forester, one of the brand’s best-sellers in the US, made its debut at the New York International Auto Show today.

With it comes EyeSight, Subaru’s driver-assist technology, and an interesting new safety feature that is totally new to the automaker’s lineup: facial recognition.

Source: Subaru will use facial recognition technology to detect driver fatigue – The Verge

‘Big Brother’ in India Requires Fingerprint Scans for Food, Phones and Finances

The government requires its people to submit finger, eye and facial images. The ID is mandatory for many services, but opponents say it infringes privacy.

Seeking to build an identification system of unprecedented scope, India is scanning the fingerprints, eyes and faces of its 1.3 billion residents and connecting the data to everything from welfare benefits to mobile phones.

Source: ‘Big Brother’ in India Requires Fingerprint Scans for Food, Phones and Finances – The New York Times

Madison Square Garden Has Used Face-Scanning Technology on Customers

Madison Square Garden has quietly used facial-recognition technology to bolster security and identify those entering the building, according to multiple people familiar with the arena’s security procedures.

The technology uses cameras to capture images of people, and then an algorithm compares the images to a database of photographs to help identify the person and, when used for security purposes, to determine if the person is considered a problem. The technology, which is sometimes used for marketing and promotions, has raised concerns over personal privacy and the security of any data that is stored by the system.

Source: Madison Square Garden Has Used Face-Scanning Technology on Customers – The New York Times

How to Turn Off Facebook’s Face Recognition Features

In recent days, more and more Facebook users started seeing a notification about how the social network uses its facial recognition technology. When Facebook first implemented the tech in 2013, it limited its use to suggesting tags in photos.

In December, though, the company announced that it would expand face recognition’s scope to notify you when someone added a photo you were in, whether it was tagged or not. If that sounds like something you’d rather Facebook not do, it’s easy enough to stop.

Source: How to Turn Off Facebook’s Face Recognition Features | WIRED

Facebook Biometric Privacy Suit Not Tossed

A federal judge has ruled that a class action lawsuit against Facebook regarding its photo scanning and face prints technology can move forward. The class action lawsuit alleges that the Facebook technology uses biometrics in a way that violates an Illinois state privacy law.

A unique Illinois law — the Biometric Information Privacy Act — could result in Facebook facing fines of $1,000 to $5,000 each time a person’s image is used without permission. It could also result in new restrictions on the site’s use of biometrics in the U.S.

Source: Facebook Biometric Privacy Suit Not Tossed | PYMNTS.com

U.S. Customs Wants to Use Your Face As a Boarding Pass

By 2022, the agency plans to use biometrics to identify 97 percent of travelers flying out of the country.

Getting through an airport without a passport or boarding pass may only seem possible in the nostalgic memories of 20th-century travelers, but an initiative at Customs and Border Protection could make that bygone convenience a modern reality.

Source: U.S. Customs Wants to Use Your Face As a Boarding Pass – Nextgov

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