Face masks prompt London police to consider pause in rollout of facial recognition cameras

The rollout of facial recognition cameras in London is facing disruption as citizens are now using face coverings that could potentially incapacitate the technology. The United Kingdom has been a keen adopter of surveillance technology including facial recognition cameras in Read More …

The US Army uses facial recognition to train AI. Now, it needs to protect it

The US Army has announced the development of software designed to prevent the compromise of facial recognition technology in military applications. A team from Duke University, led by electrical and computer engineering faculty members Dr. Helen Li and Dr. Yiran Read More …

Police go-ahead for facial recognition cameras in London could break the law, government watchdog warns

The looming use of facial recognition cameras across London could fall foul of the law, the government’s own watchdog has warned. Professor Paul Wiles, the biometrics commissioner, joined human rights groups and some MPs in criticising the announcement by the Metropolitan Police force. He pointed out that an Read More …

DHS Rolls Back Facial-Recognition Expansion Plan

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has reconsidered a plan to use facial-recognition technology on all U.S. citizens traveling internationally through airports, deciding to roll back the plan after meeting with privacy experts. Last week the DHS said it would expand Read More …

Banks kill biometric support for Samsung Galaxy phones

Major UK banks have withdrawn biometric support for their apps on Samsung Galaxy S10s after reports of a glitch in its fingerprint sensor. Nationwide Building Society and Natwest have taken action to minimise risk to S10 users after Samsung confirmed its in-screen fingerprint sensor Read More …

Emirates first foreign airline to start biometric boarding for US flights

Emirates will become the first airline outside the US to use biometric technology approved by immigration authorities, so passengers on flights to its 12 US routes can cut time for security checks to two seconds. The airline got approval from Read More …

Police get facial recognition go ahead in world-first case

Facial recognition can be legally used by police forces in the UK, judges have ruled. As the world’s first case against the controversial technology concluded, two leading judges dismissed the case brought by human rights campaign group Liberty on behalf Read More …

UK watchdog to investigate King’s Cross facial recognition tech used to spy on public

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is launching an investigation into the use of facial recognition technology at King’s Cross following media reports of the covert practice. On Thursday, UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said the use of cameras to Read More …

São Paulo subway to deploy surveillance system with facial recognition

The Brazilian city of São Paulo will see facial recognition technology applied to the surveillance systems of its subway network. The company operating the majority of the city’s subway network, Companhia do Metropolitano de São Paulo (METRO), has launched a Read More …