Facial recognition

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Facial recognition firm Clearview AI to appeal order to stop collecting images of Australians
Company stands ground after watchdog finds it breached Australians’ privacy by scraping images online

Josh Taylor

03, Nov, 2021 @8:02 AM

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Why is Facebook shutting down its facial recognition system and deleting ‘faceprints’?
The social media giant is putting a stop to its technology that identifies people in photos. We look at what prompted the move and what it means for users

Josh Taylor

03, Nov, 2021 @4:53 AM

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ICO to step in after schools use facial recognition to speed up lunch queue
Privacy campaigners raise concerns after nine schools in North Ayrshire scan faces of pupils to take payments

Sally Weale Education correspondent

18, Oct, 2021 @6:54 PM

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Privacy fears as Moscow metro rolls out facial recognition pay system
Campaigners say Face Pay, launched in over 240 stations, is ‘dangerous step’ in efforts to control population

Pjotr Sauer in Moscow

15, Oct, 2021 @10:53 AM

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7-Eleven took photos of some Australian customers’ faces without consent, privacy commissioner rules
Up to 3.2m facial images collected over a 10-month period from people who used in-store tablets to fill out feedback surveys

Josh Taylor

14, Oct, 2021 @8:18 AM

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Undisclosed private companies analysing facial data from NHS app
Fresh privacy concerns raised after NHS refuses to reveal firms used for ID verification process

Rob Davies

24, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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NHS app storing facial verification data via contract with firm linked to Tory donors
Exclusive: campaigners raise privacy concerns over government deal with iProov in England

Rob Davies

15, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Calls to stop NSW police trial of national facial recognition system over lack of legal safeguards
Passport photos used in state’s criminal investigations despite parliament rejecting legislation on controversial technology

Josh Taylor

30, Jun, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Microsoft’s Kate Crawford: ‘AI is neither artificial nor intelligent’
The AI researcher on how natural resources and human labour drive machine learning and the regressive stereotypes that are baked into its algorithms

Zoë Corbyn

06, Jun, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The court ruling against GCHQ is just the latest battle in the fight for privacy | Megan Goulding
Some methods have been ruled unlawful, but the government is still seeking to expand its powers, says Liberty lawyer Megan Goulding

Megan Goulding

27, May, 2021 @1:09 PM

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Scientists create online games to show risks of AI emotion recognition
Public can try pulling faces to trick the technology, while critics highlight human rights concerns

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

04, Apr, 2021 @1:54 PM

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Smile for the camera: dark side of China's emotion-recognition tech
Xi Jinping wants ‘positive energy’ but critics say the surveillance tools’ racial bias and monitoring for anger or sadness should be banned

Michael Standaert in Shenzhen

03, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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