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London cops’ facial recognition doesn’t work

London cops’ facial recognition kit has only correctly identified two people to date – neither of whom were criminals – and the UK capital’s police force has made no arrests using it. Police’s automated facial recognition (AFR) technology has a 98 per cent false positive rate.

Source: Zero arrests, 2 correct matches, no criminals: London cops’ facial recog tech slammed • The Register

Researchers develop AI that can defeat facial recognition systems

Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed an adversarial neural network that can defeat facial recognition systems. Researchers claim that their algorithm reduces the proportion of detected faces in facial recognition systems to 0.5 percent.

Source: University of Toronto researchers develop AI that can defeat facial recognition systems | VentureBeat

Amazon Is Under Fire for Selling Controversial Facial Recognition Tech to Police

The American Civil Liberties Union and other privacy activists are asking Amazon to stop marketing a powerful facial recognition tool to police, saying law enforcement agencies could use the technology to “easily build a system to automate the identification and tracking of anyone.”

Source: ACLU to Amazon: Don’t Market Face Recognition Tech to Police | Time

Facial recognition system had 7 percent hit rate at 2017 Champions League Final

NEC system trialled at UEFA Champions League Final by South Wales Police produced almost 2,300 false positives.

South Wales Police said the high number of false positives at the Cardiff final was due to poor quality images supplied by UEFA, Interpol, and other agencies; an old NEC algorithm; and it being the first major deployment.

Source: Facial recognition system had 7 percent hit rate at 2017 Champions League Final | ZDNet

Facial Recognition Tech Is Creepy When It Works—And Creepier When It Doesn’t

It’s a powerful tool, but recent incidents have shown that there’s no winning with facial recognition.

For an extreme example of what can go wrong, take data recently released by an EU Freedom of Information request and then posted by the South Wales police. It shows that at the Champions League final game in Cardiff last year, South Wales police logged 173 true face matches and wrongly identified a whopping 2,297 people as suspicious—a 92 percent false positive rate.

Source: Facial Recognition Tech Is Creepy When It Works—And Creepier When It Doesn’t | WIRED

Facial recognition helps teams and advertisers learn about fans

Sports teams and stadiums are turning to high-tech start-ups to learn more about their fans, with implications for your privacy.

An increasing number of sports and entertainment venues are using facial recognition technology to learn more about their fans — and it has become big business for teams and advertisers who market in arenas.

Source: Facial recognition helps teams and advertisers learn about fans

Chinese jaywalkers receive their fine immediately through SMS

Facial recognition technology is really starting to become a big deal in China. It wasn’t that long ago when Chinese traffic police began using facial recognition to nab those who were violating traffic laws.

Now they’ve taken things one step further with artificial intelligence (AI): When the facial recognition cameras catch someone jaywalking, not only will they be identified, named, and publicly shamed, they will also be sent text messages telling them what their violation is and how much the fine they have to pay will be.

Source: Big brother sees you! Chinese jaywalkers receive their fine immediately through SMS – GOVTSLAVES.INFO

Singapore to Test Facial Recognition on Lampposts, Stoking Privacy Fears

In the not too distant future, surveillance cameras sitting atop over 100,000 lampposts in Singapore could help authorities pick out and recognize faces in crowds across the island-state.

The plan to install the cameras, which will be linked to facial recognition software, is raising privacy fears among security experts and rights groups. The government said the system would allow it to “perform crowd analytics” and support anti-terror operations.

Source: Singapore to Test Facial Recognition on Lampposts, Stoking Privacy Fears | World News | US News

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

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