Mark Zuckerberg and his empire of oily rags

Mark Zuckerberg and his empire of oily rags

Surveillance capitalism sucks: it improves the scattershot, low-performance success-rate of untargeted promoting (properly under 1 %) and doubles or triples it (to properly under 1 %!). But surveillance captialism remains to be harmful: all these dossiers on the non-public lives of entire populations can be utilized for blackmail, identification theft and political manipulation. […]

Police used facial recognition software to identify the Capital Gazette shooter

Police used facial recognition software program to establish the Capital Gazette shooter

The day after the lethal taking pictures left 5 folks lifeless within the newsroom at Capital Gazette, a seemingly uncommon reality has emerged about how police recognized their suspect. According to The New York Times, ABC News, and others, after capturing the suspect, Jarrod Ramos, authorities used facial recognition know-how to establish him. After he […]

UK Reveals Plan for a Centralized Biometric Database That Sounds Like an Absolute Nightmare

UK Reveals Plan for a Centralized Biometric Database That Sounds Like an Absolute Nightmare

Photo: AP The UK authorities’s Home Office released a report this week saying plans for a forthcoming centralized biometric database of its residents, compiling DNA, fingerprint, face, and probably even voice knowledge for regulation enforcement to entry and share, based on the Telegraph. In addition to serving to native police remedy crimes, the Home Office […]

China is sending its ethnic minorities to torture camps to be brainwashed out of Islam

China is sending its ethnic minorities to torture camps to be brainwashed out of Islam

During the Cultural Revolution, tens of millions of dissidents (and people suspected of dissidence) had been despatched to “re-education camps” the place torture and slave labor had been augmented by marathon “self-criticism” classes the place prisoners must have interaction in extended recitations and disavowals of their heresies. The apply has been revived for […]

AI Guardsman uses computer vision to spot shoplifters

AI Guardsman makes use of laptop imaginative and prescient to identify shoplifters

Have a nagging feeling that somebody — or somefactor — is watching you? Chances are it’s a digital camera. Cities around the globe make use of laptop vision-enabled CCTV to observe automobile and pedestrian site visitors. And within the close to future, brick-and-mortar shops may use them to nab shoplifters. Japanese telecom firm NTT East […]

Face Recognition CEO Says Use of This Tech by Police Is 'Irresponsible and Dangerous'

Face Recognition CEO Says Use of This Tech by Police Is 'Irresponsible and Dangerous'

Face recognition can be used to hurt residents if given to governments or police, writes Brian Brackeen, CEO of the face recognition and AI startup Kairos, in an op-ed published by TechCrunch in the present day. Last week, information broke that bodycam maker Axon requested a partnership with Kairos to discover face recognition. Brackeen declined, […]

Contractor hoped to promote social media surveillance to oppressive regimes

And not like some gross sales of questionable instruments, Circinus would not simply wash its palms of duty the second it clinched a deal. In a pitch to Cyprus, the contractor marketed the continuing involvement of a US-based workforce that may conceal Cyprus’ use of the surveillance program. If anybody obtained nosy, they’d see the […]

Supreme Court: no government location tracking without a warrant

Supreme Court: no authorities location monitoring with out a warrant

The Supreme Court has dominated within the carefully watched Carpenter v. United States case, which questioned the constitutionality of warrantless location surveillance, a widespread observe amongst US legislation enforcement and surveillance companies. Government companies have lengthy harvested bulk location knowledge (and different types of metadata) from cell phone carriers with out a warrant, […]