facial recognition News

Reuters: Rite Aid Deployed China-Linked Facial Recognition in Poor Neighborhoods

Over about eight years, the American drugstore chain Rite Aid Corp quietly added facial recognition systems to 200 stores across the United States, in one of the largest rollouts of such technology among retailers in the country, a Reuters investigation …

About-Face: IBM to Exit and Oppose Facial Recognition Technology

International Business Machines Corp. will no longer offer general purpose facial recognition or analysis software, new Chief Executive Officer Arvind Krishna said in a letter to the members of the United States Congress on Monday. The company will stop offering …

Washington Governor Signs Facial Recognition Law Curbing Use

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed the first U.S. state law that sharply curbs law enforcement’s use of facial recognition technology, while civil rights activists said the measure did not go far enough to protect marginalized groups. Facial recognition software …

EU Prepares for Coming of Facial Recognition– On Its Privacy Terms

The European Union has accepted there is no escape from facial recognition, but is seeking to ensure any roll-out that includes U.S. and Chinese players will abide by European values like strict personal privacy. Facial recognition has emerged as a …

Trump Administration Seeks to Limit ‘Overreach’ of Regulation of Artificial Intelligence

The White House on Tuesday proposed regulatory principles to govern the development and use of artificial intelligence (AI) aimed at limiting authorities’ “overreach,” and said it wants European officials to likewise avoid aggressive approaches. In a fact sheet, the White …

Microsoft Puts Israeli Facial Recognition Startup Under Ethics Microscope

Microsoft Corp. has hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate whether the use of facial recognition technology developed by an Israeli startup it funded complies with its ethics principles, the company said on Friday. AnyVision, based outside Tel …

Student Sues Apple for $1 Billion, Blames Face-Recognition Tech for False Arrest

Apple is being sued for $1 billion in damages by an 18-year-old college student who blames the company’s facial recognition software for his false arrest and for wrongly tying him to thefts at Apple stores in several states. The plaintiff …

MIT Researcher Exposing Bias in Facial Recognition Tech Triggers Amazon’s Wrath

Facial recognition technology was already seeping into everyday life — from photos on Facebook to police scans of mugshots — when Joy Buolamwini noticed a serious glitch: Some of the software couldn’t detect dark-skinned faces like hers. That revelation sparked …