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Police launch mugshots database to catch criminals who move around the
Detectives say #facematching #facial #recognition technology is a 'game changer' - British detectives will be able to compare suspects' images with an estimated 16 million #mugshots of people taken into police custody, using #Facebook -style photo technology that has never before been available to forces on a nationwide system. The national police database is intended to stop #criminals escaping detection simply by moving around the country | Independent
Stop facial recognition trials now, warns UK committee
📻 📟📰 #Committee #Facial #Recognition #Stop #Trials #Warns📈 The UK government should suspend trials of automatic facial recognition systems until it can meet regulators’ concerns about the technology, according to a report released Friday. The report, issued by the House Of Commons Science and Technology Committee, examines the work of the UK’s Biometrics Commissioner and Forensic Science Regulator. It warned that the government […]
Half of American Adults Are in Police Facial-Recognition Databases
Police in nearly half of U.S. states can use facial-recognition software to compare surveillance images with databases of ID photos or mugshots. Altogether, more than 117 million American adults are subject to face-scanning systems. These findings were published in a report from Georgetown Law’s Center for Privacy and Technology.
In Your Face: China’s all-seeing state
In Your Face: China’s all-seeing state China has been building what it calls "the world's biggest camera surveillance network". Across the country, 170 million CCTV cameras are already in place and an estimated 400 million new ones will be installed in the next three years. Many of the cameras are fitted with artificial intelligence, including facial recognition technology. The BBC's John Sudworth has been given rare access to one of the new hi-tech police control rooms.
China bets on facial recognition in big drive for total surveillance
Facial recognition is the new hot tech topic in China. Banks, airports, hotels and even public toilets are all trying to verify people’s identities by analyzing their faces. But the police and security state have been the most enthusiastic about embracing this new technology.