Chris Larsen knows that a crypto mogul spending his own money for a city’s camera surveillance system might sound creepy. He’s here to explain why it’s not.
A clever new product by Danielle Baskin is a remedy to current challenges with facial recognition software. The San Francisco-based designer recently launched Maskalike, a company that prints custom face coverings with photographs of the wearer. Made of machine-washable cotton, the functional masks
The latest in the fight for our civil liberties.
The latest in the fight for our civil liberties.
The latest in the fight for our civil liberties.
Politie in de poëzie: het bestaat. Toenmalig Dichter des Vaderlands Esther Naomi Perquin ging in 2017 op stap met de politie en schreef er gedichten over. In de bundel ‘Lange armen’ lees je over een wereld vol ongelukken, vermiste kinderen, verslaving, geweld. En over de wanhoop van agenten die lijken rond te lopen op een filmset zonder script en zonder tekst – en die niet bij machte zijn mensen…
Zimbabwe is signing up for China's surveillance state, but its citizens will pay the price.
Na IBM legt nu ook techgigant Amazon gezichtsherkenning aan banden. D66 wil dat gezichtsherkenning in de publieke ruimte verboden wordt.
Activism is working. Both on the streets as people protest to end racist and violent policing, and among civil liberties organizations who have been fighting the government’s use of harmful face surveillance technology. This week two major vendors of face surveillance technology announced that in...
Het bedrijf wil niet langer meewerken aan de verspreiding van technologie die etnische profilering in de hand kan werken.
A little-known start-up helps law enforcement match photos of unknown people to their online images — and “might lead to a dystopian future or something,” a backer says.
Hoe bepaal je of het gebruik van nieuwe technologieën ethisch verantwoord is? Simpele antwoorden zijn er niet, wel een uitgewerkte aanpak, schrijven Peter-Paul Verbeek en Daniël Tijink.
Facebook once built an internal app that let employees identify people using facial recognition and their phone cameras, Business Insider reported Friday. From the report: The app, which was developed between 2015 and 2016, utilised Facebook's vast collection of user identities to automatically reco...
CDA en D66 willen meer en duidelijkere regelgeving rondom gezichtsherkenningssoftware. Nu is het volgens de partijen nog te vaak onduidelijk wie de techniek inzet, en met welk doel.
Evan from Fight for the Future writes, “Today Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello and I published an op-ed in Buzzfeed about how grassroots activism combined with backlash from art…
China is taking every measure it can to verify the identities of its over 850 million mobile internet users. From a report: From Dec. 1, people applying for new mobile and data services will have to have their faces scanned by telecom providers, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology sa...
It can pick out shoplifters, international criminals and lost children in seconds. But as the cameras proliferate, who’s watching the watchers?
Met apologises after local police passed on images for controversial surveillance scheme
A beauty from last February: Kyle McDonald tweeted redacted social media screenshots from a surveillance camera owner that emitted a steady stream of alerts because it saw a face in the garden R…
Between its line of Ring-brand surveillance doorbells and its “Rekognition” facial recognition product (both of which are used in law-enforcement and immigration-enforcement contexts), …
Het laatste nieuws over privacy en vrijheid.
Yesterday Facebook announced it was changing its settings for face recognition, which it has used since 2010 to match known faces in user profile pictures and other photos to unknown faces in newly uploaded photos. This leads to two questions:What exactly has Facebook changed?How many Facebook...
Our face recognition setting provides an easy on or off switch.
They work because machine vision and human vision are different
The Surveillance Detection Scout can track license plates and faces near your Tesla—with all the privacy concerns that implies.
Het gezichtsherkenningsnetwerk van de Nederlandse recherche ontwikkelt zich razendsnel, maar burgers worden daar nauwelijks bij betrokken.
Following the panic over this viral app, the moral of the story is: don’t worry too much about ‘the Russians’. You should worry about everything
Opinion: We've been assured that facial recognition technology is secure, reliable, and accurate. That's far from certain.
Er dreigt een grove aantasting van onze vrijheden
EFF has joined a coalition of civil rights and civil liberties organizations to support a California bill that would prohibit law enforcement from applying face recognition and other biometric surveillance technologies to footage collected by body-worn cameras.About five years ago, body cameras...
An anonymous reader quotes a report from the Daily Dot: A consumer advocacy group has found that not all Facebook users have been given the ability to opt out of the company's facial recognition. According to Consumer Reports, despite Facebook rolling out a new privacy setting last year allowing use...
What we found shows the technology’s promise — and perils.
Machines can now allegedly identify anger, fear, disgust and sadness. ‘Emotion detection’ has grown from a research project to a $20bn industry
Color photography was optimized for light skin. Facial recognition technologies are just carrying on color film’s historical non-registry of black people.
In lighting, makeup and camera calibration, cinema has pandered to white skin for decades. Now, a new generation of film-makers are keen to ensure people of colour look as good on screen as they should
The Safe Face Pledge: an ethical code of conduct for facial recognition scientists and developers
This was originally published by USA Today.
Companies lack incentives to stop the creepiness.
A group of Amazon shareholders are trying to prevent the company from selling its facial recognition software to law enforcement agencies out of concern for the technology’s impact on civil liberties.
Geautomatiseerde gezichtsherkenning moet streng gereguleerd worden, betoogt Berber Brouwer [advocaat bij Brouwer & Law]. Anders is het straks te laat. Iedere dictator, terreurgroepering of topcr
Rolling Stone reported this week that face recognition was used on attendees at a Taylor Swift concert in Los Angeles to look for stalkers. Stalkers are a real problem, and we sympathize with how scary it must be for a celebrity to know that they are out there. Nonetheless, we have a number of concerns about where this goes.
Pop star Taylor Swift reportedly used facial recognition software at a Los Angeles concert venue to scan the crowd for any of her known stalkers.
System dubbed ‘the capability’ processes Australians’ information whether they are crime suspects or not
Gezichtsherkenning wordt steeds meer ingezet door organisaties. Een interessante ontwikkeling, maar onder de AVG in veel gevallen hartstikke verboden.
Amazon’s face surveillance technology is the target of growing opposition nationwide, and today, there are 28 more causes for concern. In a test the ACLU recently conducted of the facial recognition tool, called “Rekognition,” the software incorrectly matched 28 members of Congress, identifying them as other people who have been arrested for a crime. The members of Congress who were falsely matched with the mugshot database we used in the test include Republicans and Democrats, men and women, and legislators of all ages, from all across the country.
All tools can be used for good or ill. Even a broom can be used to sweep the floor or hit someone over the head. The more powerful the tool, the greater the benefit or damage it can cause. The last few months have brought this into stark relief when it comes to computer-assisted facial...
By Nabil Hassein Researchers have documented the frequent inability of facial recognition software to detect Black people’s faces due to programmers’ use of unrepresentative data to train mac…
Psychologist Michal Kosinski says artificial intelligence can detect your sexuality and politics just by looking at your face. What if he’s right?
Surveillance companies have every incentive to sell Big Brother to governments and businesses, no matter how far their products fall short.
Tumblr is a place to express yourself, discover yourself, and bond over the stuff you love. It's where your interests connect you with your people.
… and a reminder that your photo is probably stored in a government database.
Gezichtsherkenningssoftware is inmiddels zo ver ontwikkeld dat die een foto van je vrijwel foutloos kan identificeren. En elke keer als je een foto of video van jezelf op sociale media zet, leert di
Move to use software capable of facial recognition prompts concerns over privacy and the introduction of bias
Amazon has been quietly selling its facial recognition system to US police forces, marketing it for bodycam use
It's a powerful tool, but recent incidents have shown that there's no winning with facial recognition.
He said a smart nation strategy begins at a country’s airport. “You can’t say you are a smart nation when you come to the airport and it’s not so smart.”
Instagram krijgt mogelijk een functie om gezichten van bijvoorbeeld vrienden te herkennen.
Are American retail stores using face recognition on their customers without telling them? We asked some of America’s biggest retailers and, with a few exceptions, they refused to tell us.
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...
Chinese transit cops deploy face-recognition glasses to spot indebted people, oppressed ethnic/religious minorities and criminals
Gemalto heeft onlangs een systeem op de markt gebracht voor live-gezichtsherkenning. Het bedrijf, dat al langer in technologische oplossingen voorziet voor biometrie waaronder systemen voor het scan