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Police are using facial recognition tech to fight petty crimes like shoplifting. Critics say the cost to civil liberties is too high

Peter Cade/Getty Photographs Cities all throughout the US have handed bans on facial recognition, with variations in how sturdy the rules are. Although Portland, Oregon, banned facial recognition from all government and commercial use, others are only limiting it from police use.  Some cities, like Detroit, have enacted lighter measures, akin to permitting facial recognition to […]

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Google is giving data to police based on search keywords, court docs show

Google is offering data to police primarily based on what individuals are looking for, together with information like IP addresses. Avishek Das/SOPA Photographs/LightRocket by way of Getty Photographs There are few issues as revealing as an individual’s search historical past, and police sometimes want a warrant on a recognized suspect to demand that delicate data. […]

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Macy Gray’s MyGood puts the focus on families affected by police killings

This story is part of I’m So Obsessed (subscribe here), our podcast featuring interviews with actors, artists, celebrities and creative types about their work, career and current obsessions. Macy Grey Giuliano Bekor Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Macy Grey is greatest recognized for her distinctive raspy voice and for R&B hits corresponding to her breakout […]

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Amazon’s data request portal for police is visible on the web

Investigators want logins for non-urgent requests. Nonetheless, they solely have to “declare and acknowledge” that they’re officers if there’s an emergency. We wouldn’t count on this to be extensively abused (you possibly can simply face authorized bother), however it’s theoretically doable to misuse the system. We’ve requested Amazon for remark, though it hadn’t responded to […]

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This is how police request customer data from Amazon – TechCrunch

Anybody can entry parts of an internet portal, utilized by legislation enforcement to request buyer knowledge from Amazon, though the portal is meant to require a verified e mail handle and password. Amazon’s legislation enforcement request portal permits police and federal brokers to submit formal requests for buyer knowledge together with a authorized order, like […]

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Police will soon be able to track anywhere you drive in the US

License plate readers are highly effective expertise that permit police to maintain observe of a automobile’s motion throughout a metropolis.  Getty Photographs Police typically depend on computerized license plate readers to trace the motion of vehicles of their jurisdiction. A surveillance firm’s new initiative seems to be to broaden these capabilities nationwide.  On Tuesday, Flock […]

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Police use of facial recognition gets reined in by UK court

An in depth-up of a police facial recognition digital camera utilized in Cardiff, Wales. Matthew Horwood/Getty Photographs Since 2017, police within the UK have been testing stay, or real-time, facial recognition in public locations to attempt to determine criminals. The legality of those trials has been broadly questioned by privateness and human rights campaigners, who […]

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UK court finds facial recognition technology used by police was unlawful

Using computerized facial recognition know-how by a U.Okay. police drive in South Wales was illegal, the Courtroom of Enchantment dominated Tuesday, in what’s being hailed as a landmark judgement. Like different variations of the know-how, the facial recognition software program utilized by South Wales Police (SWP) mechanically scans the faces of pedestrians with out them […]

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