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Amazon's Face Recognition Tech Once Again Pegs Politicians as Criminals

Facial recognition systems are still far from accurate, and yet government agencies continue to push for its deployment. To illustrate the existing flaws of the tech, the...

Amazon's Face Recognition Tech Once Again Pegs Politicians as Criminals

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Facial recognition tech misidentified 26 California lawmakers as criminals The ACLU, which wants to ban facial recognition technology in police body cameras, says that its own tests of the technology mistakenly flagged 26 California lawmakers as criminals. More than half of ...
17:24, 08/14/2019

Facial Recognition Tech Is Growing Stronger, Thanks to Your Face Large databases, built with images from social networks and dating services, contain millions of pictures of people’s faces. Some are shared worldwide....
12:24, 07/13/2019

You Won't Believe All the Stupid Ways Cops Are Using Face Recognition Tech There’s plenty of evidence indicating that facial recognition tech is far from serving as a fair and accurate identification tool but because the sector is mostly lawless, this technology is easily we...
23:00, 05/16/2019

Oakland Becomes Third U.S. City to Ban Government Use of Face Recognition Tech On Tuesday, the Oakland City Council voted unanimously to ban the use of facial recognition technology by the city, including its police force. It’s the third ban of the tech by a U.S. city since May....
00:48, 07/18/2019

New PS4 Controller revealed as Sony PlayStation patents next-gen face recognition tech New Sony patents have emerged that suggest the company may be targetting face recognition in its next-generation pads - here's everything you need to know....
16:12, 06/02/2019

Leaked Huawei Mate 30 Pro images show front display, face recognition tech Unofficial shots of the upcoming Huawei Mate 30 Pro have leaked out on Chinese social media site Weibo, giving us one of our clearest looks yet at what Huawei's next flagship phone could have in ...
18:24, 07/14/2019

Amazon’s facial recognition flags 1 in 5 California lawmakers as criminals In the latest test, the Rekognition software was used on photos of 120 lawmakers from California and it misidentified 26 individuals as being matches to mugshots in a criminal database....
00:12, 08/16/2019

Police bodycams with facial recognition to pick out criminals from the crowd Body-worn cameras that could use facial recognition software to scan crowds for criminals are being developed for possible future use by police forces....
11:00, 06/24/2019

Amazon’s facial recognition mistakenly labels 26 California lawmakers as criminals As government agencies continue to push for the deployment of facial recognition systems, you needn’t look far to see why that’s bad news. To illustrate the point, the ACLU conducted a test of Amazon’...
05:48, 08/14/2019

Amazon’s facial recognition system flags dozens of California lawmakers as criminals Facial recognition technology has come a long way in recent years, and today many smartphone users rely on face unlock features to keep their devices secure. Amazon’s facial scanning software, c...
20:12, 08/14/2019

| WATCH: Facial recognition: what's in a face? Supporters of the technology argue that facial recognition systems can help police fight crime and make streets safer, but rights groups have raised concerns....
14:00, 06/15/2019

San Francisco Becomes First U.S. City to Ban Face Recognition Surveillance San Francisco on Tuesday became the first city in America to ban the use of facial recognition technology by police and other government agencies.Read more......
05:12, 05/15/2019

UK's controversial use of face recognition to be challenged in court The first legal battle of the UK's use of face recognition technology begins today, the police today it helps them find suspects but critics say it is unlawful...
15:24, 05/21/2019

We Don't Need to 'Pause' Police Use of Face Recognition—We Need to Ban It Forever Facial recognition experts called to testify before a congressional hearing on Wednesday found themselves in broad agreement: Citing a litany of abuses, each pressed federal lawmakers to respond to th...
03:48, 05/23/2019

San Francisco leaders ban facial recognition tech San Francisco supervisors approved a ban on police using facial recognition technology, making it the first city in the U.S. with such a restriction. (May 14)        ...
18:12, 05/15/2019

San Francisco bans police use of face recognition technology San Francisco supervisors voted Tuesday to ban the use of facial recognition software by police and other city departments, becoming the first U.S. city to outlaw a rapidly developing technology that ...
04:00, 05/15/2019

This major airline is expanding its face recognition technology While we all love technology, I’m not sure we thought we’d see the day where airports are scanning our faces to verify our identities. B        ...
15:36, 04/30/2019

San Francisco to vote on banning face recognition technology SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors are considering surveillance oversight legislation that includes a ban on the use of facial recognition technology by police. If the full board approves ...
08:48, 05/14/2019

New York Proposal Would Ban Face Recognition Surveillance By Landlords In the same week that San Francisco voted to become the first city in the United States to ban government use of face recognition surveillance, two New York State legislators introduced a bill to ban ...
04:24, 05/16/2019

Police face calls to end use of facial recognition software Analysts find system often wrongly identifies people and could breach human rights lawPolice are facing calls to halt the use of facial recognition software to search for suspected criminals in public...
21:48, 07/03/2019

How to Disable Facebook's Automatic Face Recognition Setting (If You Can) For all its posturing that privacy is a major concern, Facebook sure does keep undermining itself. The latest gaffe: Some users are reporting that the automatic facial recognition setting is conspicuo...
23:48, 05/21/2019

Face Recognition Surveillance Banned by Second American City One day after the biggest police body camera manufacturer in America banned the use of face recognition technology, Somerville, Massachusetts became the second city in the United States to ban the tec...
21:36, 06/28/2019

Amazon says its facial recognition tech can now detect fear Amazon has announced that its facial recognition system can now detect “fear” by reading a person’s face. Dubbed Rekognition, the software offers a comprehensive range of tools for face detection, ana...
11:48, 08/14/2019

San Francisco is first US city to ban police use of facial recognition tech Supervisors vote eight to one to restrict surveillance: ‘We can have security without being a security state’San Francisco supervisors voted to make the city the first in the United States to ban poli...
03:12, 05/15/2019

Lawmakers call for regulation of facial recognition tech A bipartisan group of lawmakers is calling for regulations to restrict the use of facial recognition technology before "it gets out of control," according to the Washington Post. Members of the Congre...
22:36, 05/22/2019

San Francisco bans police and city use of face recognition technology San Francisco on Tuesday became the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition software by police and other city departments.        ...
16:12, 05/15/2019

Axon won’t use facial recognition tech in its police body cameras Axon, a major supplier of police body cameras and software, announced today that it will not include face-matching technology in its body cameras -- at least not yet. The decision follows a report fro...
21:48, 06/27/2019

Met Police's facial recognition tech has 81% error rate - report Four out of five people identified by the Metropolitan Police's facial recognition technology as possible suspects are innocent, according to an independent report....
20:36, 07/03/2019

Facial recognition tech is arsenic in the water of democracy, says Liberty Human rights group calls on England and Wales to ban police use of AFR in public spacesAutomated facial recognition poses one of the greatest threats to individual freedom and should be banned from us...
21:36, 06/07/2019

Amidst furor over face recognition, Veritone promotes software’s use in law enforcement The world is in an uproar about the use of facial recognition software by police to identify suspects. But five-year-old software vendor Veritone believes the software can be used for good, to "change...
01:24, 05/30/2019

California's Senate may ban facial recognition tech in police body cameras The state of California's legislature is considering a new bill that would ban the use of facial recognition technology in police body cameras, according to CNBC. The proposal, which has already ...
04:36, 05/22/2019

Facial recognition tech prevents crime, police tell UK privacy case South Wales force defends use of technology after office worker claims rights breachFacial recognition cameras prevent crime, protect the public and do not breach the privacy of innocent people whose ...
18:36, 05/22/2019

Amazon will continue selling facial recognition tech to government agencies Amazon shareholders overwhelmingly rejected a proposal that the company stop selling facial recognition technology to government agencies, while a resolution to audit the service drew more support, a ...
21:24, 05/27/2019

Melbourne students are guinea pigs for NEC's facial recognition fraud tech NEC's NeoFace facial recognition software will be used by Melbourne-based Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessments in a bid to ensure those sitting tests are those enrolled....
05:12, 05/20/2019

Facial recognition tech: watchdog calls for code to regulate police use Barrister for information commissioner tells court formal legal framework is requiredThe information commissioner has expressed concern over the lack of a formal legal framework for the use of facial ...
18:00, 05/23/2019

Amazon says its facial recognition tech can identify fear in people's faces Amazon says its contentious facial recognition technology can now detect fear in people's faces. That makes it the eighth emotion it can identify along with happiness, sadness, anger, surprise, d...
17:24, 08/14/2019

America's Biggest Police Body-Cam Manufacturer Bans Face Recognition Surveillance—for Now Axon, America’s biggest police body camera manufacturer, is currently banning the use of face recognition technology in its products after its independent ethics board said Thursday that the “technolo...
19:24, 06/27/2019

Facebook loses facial recognition appeal, must face privacy class action A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Facebook Inc's effort to undo a class action lawsuit claiming that it illegally collected and stored biometric data for millions of users without their co...
04:00, 08/09/2019

Test of Amazon's Face Recognition by Orlando Cops Ends as a Devastating Flop Orlando has ended its pilot trial of Rekognition, Amazon’s face recognition system, with no current plans for future tests. But the city hasn’t suddenly had a change of heart due to ethical concerns a...
01:00, 07/20/2019

Facebook loses facial recognition technology appeal, must face class action A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Facebook Inc's effort to undo a class action lawsuit claiming that it illegally collected and stored biometric data for millions of users without their co...
20:00, 08/08/2019

Moment police fine pedestrian after he covered face from facial recognition camera Footage has shown the moment police fined a pedestrian £90 for disorderly behaviour after he tried to cover his face from a facial recognition camera in London....
18:24, 05/16/2019

Customs and Border Protection Tells Congress It's Totally Legal to Use Face Recognition on Americans U.S. Homeland Security officials faced a barrage of questions on Wednesday from House lawmakers frustrated—as several put it—over the alleged lack transparency exhibited by Customs and Border Protecti...
01:36, 07/11/2019

Digital Rights Group Calls for a 'Complete' Federal Ban on Government Use of Facial Recognition Tech Against a backdrop of U.S. government agencies abusing unproven and potentially unjust facial recognition technology, a digital rights group on Tuesday called for a “complete” federal ban on the gover...
12:12, 07/09/2019

New Wonder Woman 1984 Set Pictures Give Us a Look at Updated Amazons Martin Freeman assumes he’ll be back for Black Panther 2, whenever it happens. Get a look at Studio Trigger’s new anime film Promare ahead of its western release. Kane Hodder wants to play Jason again...
18:24, 08/19/2019

The Amazons: Ancient Warrior Women Dismissed as Myth and Legend Were Real Fearsome Fighters Famous ancient Greek historian Herodotus once wrote of the Amazons - or as he called them Oier Pata (‘Killers of Men’) – a  tribe of fierce warrior women. ...
01:48, 07/19/2019

An AR film explores the worst tech companies could do with your face I made a beeline for Stealing ur feelings when I entered the Tribeca Film Festival Immersive Arcade last week. Officially, I'll say that my reason for doing so was because it was the most relevan...
20:12, 05/02/2019

Elizabeth Warren Sticks Her Message in Big Tech’s Face The “Break Up Big Tech” billboard, paid for by the Democrat’s presidential campaign, doesn’t sit well with all San Franciscans who work in the industry....
01:36, 06/04/2019

Tech giants face new scrutiny causing stocks to recoil Tech stocks short-circuited Monday on reports that Silicon Valley’s top companies are facing unprecedented scrutiny of their business practices by government regulators perusing anti-competitive pract...
04:48, 06/04/2019

Big tech behemoths face grilling from US lawmakers as hearings kick off A Senate banking committee will question Facebook on its Libra project, while the House takes aim at Google, Apple and AmazonBig tech will be in the hot seat this week as US lawmakers turn their atten...
07:24, 07/16/2019

Indian firms supplying US tech to Huawei may face US sanctions -ET Indian companies supplying U.S.-made technology components to Chinese telecom firm Huawei Technologies may face penalties under U.S. regulations, the Economic Times reported https://economictimes.indi...
09:00, 07/04/2019

Companies Without a Tech Plan in M&A Deals Face Higher IT Costs Companies without a playbook for integrating information-technology systems in the wake of an acquisition or merger risk spiraling IT costs—and angry employees—chief information officers, consultants ...
10:12, 06/19/2019

FBI director pegs China as the most 'severe' counterintelligence threat FBI Director Christopher Wray said that China is the greatest counterintelligence threat facing the U.S. but warned that Russia is a close runner-up as Moscow remains focused on disrupting the upcomin...
07:36, 07/24/2019

Lufthansa pegs dividend payout ratio to net profit German carrier Lufthansa on Monday said it would start pegging its dividend payout ratio to net profit in the future, adding this would give the group, which issued a profit warning a week ago, more f...
09:36, 06/24/2019

The New Nissan Skyline Is a Japan-Only Q50 with the GT-R’s Face, Advanced Semi-Autonomous Tech Waking up to news of a “new Skyline” is ordinarily reason to scream, but not so fast. This isn’t a return of the straight-six powered, rear-wheel drive, two-door sports coupe of legend. This is a reba...
16:12, 07/16/2019

Four major tech firms including Apple face antitrust probes in the U.S. Days after word leaked that the Justice Department is investigating Google for possible antitrust violations, Reuters reports today that the DOJ has been given the green light to include Apple as part...
06:12, 06/04/2019

DU Announces First Cut-Off List, Hindu College Pegs Highest Score Of 99% Delhi University First Cut-off List 2019: The Delhi University announced its first cut-off list for admission to undergraduate courses late yesterday night, with Hindu College pegging the highest......
23:00, 06/27/2019

Facebook, Google and other tech giants to face antitrust investigation by House lawmakers The probe announced Monday by the House Judiciary Committee's competition-minded panel, led by Rep. David Cicilline (R.I.), is expected to be far-reaching, covering the extent to which a company like ...
01:48, 06/04/2019

Singapore 'deep tech' startups face funding hurdle as risks higher Because investment risks typically are higher and returns slower with startups that deal with deep technology such as artificial intelligence and medtech, venture capitalists in Singapore are less wil...
04:48, 06/07/2019

FDA pegs Edwards Lifesciences Sapien delivery system recall as severest The U.S. health regulator on Thursday categorized the recall of Edwards Lifesciences Corp's Sapien 3 Ultra delivery system as extremely serious, highlighting health risks associated with its use, but ...
02:36, 08/23/2019

Pedro pegs back Eintracht Frankfurt with precious away goal for Chelsea Eintracht Frankfurt’s supporters were still bellowing out deafening praise long after the final whistle had been blown but, as the team lined up in front of the ultras to show their appreciation, all ...
05:24, 05/03/2019

Economic Survey Live Updates: Government Pegs 2019-20 GDP Growth At 7% India will face a challenge on the fiscal front following an economic slowdown impacting tax collections amid rising state expenditure on the farm sector, according to the government's Economic......
10:48, 07/04/2019

UPDATE 2-FDA pegs Edwards Lifesciences Sapien delivery system recall as severest The U.S. health regulator on Thursday categorized the recall of Edwards Lifesciences Corp's Sapien 3 Ultra delivery system as extremely serious, highlighting health risks associated with its use, but ...
01:48, 08/23/2019

Retailers face a choice: Stop selling semiautomatic weapons or lose access to a tech giant’s software The change in policy by Salesforce shows how a company that is mostly unknown to the general public is trying to influence what U.S. retailers sell and alter the dynamics of a charged social issue....
19:12, 05/30/2019

Caught between criminals and cops To a resume rich in policy and security studies, work experience, and publications, Andrew Miller may now add the unlikely skill of video production. While investigating the impact of gang violence on...
16:24, 05/13/2019

Johnson: 'I want criminals to be afraid - not the public' Extended stop and search powers, tougher sentences and more prison places are among the number of pledges Boris Johnson has made as he rolls out a tough government line on crime. ...
20:01, 08/12/2019

7-Eleven's Bad App Design Let Criminals Steal More Than $500,000 Hundreds of 7-Eleven customers who downloaded a new mobile payment app in Japan were robbed out of hundreds of thousands of dollars due to some staggeringly idiotic security lapses in the app.Read mor...
03:36, 07/09/2019

Even criminals are suffering in Venezuela’s failing economy CARACAS, Venezuela — The feared street gangster El Negrito sleeps with a pistol under his pillow and says he’s lost track of his murder count. But despite his hardened demeanor, he’s quick to gripe ab...
23:36, 05/28/2019

Ransomware attacks are on the rise and the criminals are winning Ransomware attacks, which see which see individuals and organisations locked out of their data unless they pay up, are on the rise and raking in huge profits...
19:48, 07/05/2019

Bribes help criminals get away with murder in North Korea Murderers could be going unpunished in North Korea where bribes are greasing the wheels of informal commerce, according to a new report from the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights....
01:12, 05/29/2019

Jair Bolsonaro says criminals will 'die like cockroaches' under proposed new laws Brazil’s president calls for security forces and citizens who shoot alleged offenders to be shielded from prosecutionBrazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has said he hopes criminals will “die...
02:24, 08/06/2019

"Criminals Better Than Colleagues": Jharkhand Congress Chief Resigns Jharkhand Pradesh Congress chief Ajoy Kumar quit his post on Friday, accusing some colleagues of indulging in corrupt practices and promoting their own interests over the party's and said "worst......
21:12, 08/09/2019

"We Are Not Criminals": Polish Woman Tweets Visa Request To PM Again A Polish woman and her 11-year-old daughter, who have been blacklisted by the Ministry of External Affairs over visa-related discrepancies, on Tuesday pleaded with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to......
02:24, 06/12/2019

Trump issues full pardons for five convicted criminals U.S. President Donald Trump issued full pardons on Monday for five criminals who served sentences on charges including drug trafficking, weapons sales and illegal gambling, the White House said in a s...
00:12, 07/30/2019

State GOP chair: Cuomo cares more about criminals than taxpayers ​The chairman of the New York State Republican Party slammed Gov. Cuomo for caring more about criminals than “hard-working” taxpayers. Nick Langworthy, who ousted former chairman Ed Cox in...
20:24, 06/30/2019

Fears of AI-powered hacking are misplaced as criminals are doing fine without it Artificial intelligence is captivating tech news audiences. Unfortunately, growing expectations for AI’s impact on legitimate business have spawned a distracting narrative about potential AI-powered c...
14:24, 07/11/2019

Canadian sentenced for selling encrypted phones to criminals SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Canadian man who sold encrypted Blackberry smartphones to criminals worldwide has been sentenced to nine years in prison. The San Diego Union-Tribune says Vincent Ramos was sentence...
08:48, 05/29/2019

In Venezuela, criminals feel the pinch of an economic crisis In something of an unexpected silver lining to Venezuela’s all-consuming crisis, experts say armed assaults and killings in the country are plummeting....
07:48, 05/28/2019

De Blasio wants over three times more teen criminals freed without bail Mayor de Blasio hopes to “more than triple” the number of teens who are released from city jails with no bail on charges as serious as armed robbery, assault and burglary, The Post has learned....
04:24, 05/28/2019

146 "Criminals" Surrendered In Rampur Court In 45 Days: UP Police Over 140 people accused of rape, cow slaughter, kidnapping, illegal mining and other cases have surrendered before the Rampur district court in Uttar Pradesh between June 1 and July 15 amid a......
13:24, 07/28/2019

How cyber criminals are still snaring victims using seven-year-old malware Researchers analysed millions of posts made on dark web forums across a 12 month period -- here's what they found out and what it means for your security....
18:36, 07/24/2019

Hundreds of violent criminals have been released under First Step Act, data show Hundreds of violent criminals have been released under the First Step Act, President Trump's signature bipartisan criminal justice reform package, according to data from an administration official pro...
04:24, 07/23/2019

More than a hundred violent criminals have been released under First Step Act, data show More than a hundred violent criminals have been released under the First Step Act, President Trump's signature bipartisan criminal justice reform package, according to data from an administration offi...
10:48, 07/23/2019

Bitcoin Criminals Set to Spend $1 Billion on Dark Web This Year: Report Bitcoin's use in illegal online marketplaces peddling everything from drugs to child porn is on pace to set a record this year at more than $1 billion....
13:36, 07/02/2019

Interpol makes public appeal in hunt for most wanted eco-criminals Agency seeking seven men for crimes including ivory smuggling and illegal loggingInternational police ahave asked for help in tracking down the world’s most wanted environmental criminals.Interpol mad...
16:24, 06/05/2019

Middle aged money mules used by criminals to launder cash Middle aged people are increasingly and sometimes unwittingly being lured into laundering money for criminals, according to the fraud prevention service Cifas....
16:00, 06/18/2019

AI, quantum computing and 5G could make criminals more dangerous than ever, warn police Law enforcement needs to be innovative and act now in order to keep face with near future criminal threats, warns 'Do criminals dream of electric sheep' paper....
23:24, 07/19/2019

Cyber criminals are using stolen doctor credentials on the dark web to enrich themselves Criminal hackers are targeting healthcare organizations on the Dark Web and using the credentials of real physicians to perpetrate fraud and rake in money....
19:36, 06/06/2019

Police turn to private doorbell cameras to help catch criminals Authorities in Iowa are asking residents to register their cameras so police can quickly request footage if an incident occurs nearby.       ...
15:24, 06/17/2019

Cyber Criminals Are Making Bank Using Stolen Doctor Credentials on the Dark Net A new report by a leading cybersecurity firm finds that healthcare organizations are becoming an increasingly attractive target for criminal hackers due to the premium that black markets place on priv...
03:24, 06/06/2019

Cyber criminals steal $27M in Bitcoin by impersonating popular cryptocurrency exchange Police agencies from the UK and the Netherlands have arrested six people in connection with the theft of €24 million ($27 million) worth of cryptocurrency. According to a statement, the gang stole Bit...
13:00, 06/26/2019

Operation Triple Beam removes 355 violent criminals from Missouri streets Missouri and federal law enforcement agents arrested hundreds of repeat offenders during a U.S. Marshals' operation aimed at removing violent criminals from Kansas City streets, authorities said....
16:36, 08/21/2019

Florida City Votes to Pay Off Criminals Holding Computer Systems Hostage The leaders of Riviera Beach, Florida, this week voted to authorize a payment of $600,000 to criminals who crippled the city’s computer system after targeting its police department with ransomware.Rea...
21:00, 06/20/2019

"Criminals Roaming Freely": Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Slams UP Government Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra today hit out at the Yogi Adityanath government alleging that criminals are "roaming around freely, doing as they like" in Uttar Pradesh....
12:00, 06/29/2019

Cyber criminals hacked into Sackler heir's emails and took £1m from bank A member of the philanthropic Sackler dynasty fell victim to cyber criminals who hacked into his email account in an attempt to steal more than £3 million....
13:12, 06/26/2019

ICE adds new names to Most Wanted list in bid to track down ‘heinous criminals', director says ICE has launched a new section of its Most Wanted list containing the names and images of seven “heinous criminals” that are still out there on the streets, acting director Matt Albence tells Fox News...
20:12, 05/07/2019

To Priyanka Gandhi's "Criminals Roaming Freely" Jibe, UP Police Responds Stung by Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's scathing attack on crimes in the state, Uttar Pradesh Police responded today with data and claiming that they have fought effectively against crimes....
14:36, 06/29/2019

Fox News Host Reportedly Lobbied Trump for Months to Pardon Alleged War Criminals President Donald Trump’s reported plan to pardon three alleged war criminals on Memorial Day is in motion, and, according to the Daily Beast, Fox & Friends host Pete Hegseth is partially to blame....
18:36, 05/21/2019

Ocasio-Cortez, Harris team up for bill aimed at helping criminals get housing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Kamala Harris are joining forces on legislation aimed at making it easier for people with criminal records to obtain federal housing assistance. The bill —...
16:00, 07/10/2019

War criminals among us: inside the quiet effort to prosecute and deport violators disguised as refugees They could be your Uber driver or the security guard at a local airport. The elderly neighbor living next door or the operator of the neighborhood ice cream shop. They came to the United States from a...
19:00, 07/08/2019

Colombia: Maduro regime, propped up by transnational criminals and terrorists, won't make deals with US President Trump’s administration can't drive out Venezuelan strongman Nicolás Maduro by cutting deals with his cronies, according to a top regional leader, who says transnational criminal and terroris...
01:48, 05/08/2019

Longtime New York District Attorney, scourge of white-collar criminals, dies at 99: NYT Robert Morgenthau, 99, who became the scourge of white-collar criminals over three decades as the Manhattan district attorney, died on Sunday, his family told the New York Times....
13:36, 07/22/2019

Threat from petty criminals who turn to terrorism, a growing concern, Security Council hears The less predictable threats represented by small-time criminals who have opportunistically embraced terrorism, are a source of growing concern, the UN Security Council heard on Tuesday. That warning ...
00:48, 07/10/2019

Crime is rising in Mexico City, and gun rentals as cheap as $25 are making life easier for criminals REUTERS/Carlos Jasso Recent reports indicate that a variety of firearms are available for rent in Mexico City, where crime has been on the rise. The rentals do not appear to be widespread, but it is ...
10:24, 06/14/2019

Trump, Kim meet at Demilitarized Zone, face-to-face for first time since Hanoi After days of speculation -- and optimistic statements by the two leaders -- President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met and shook hands Sunday at the Demilitarized Zone between North and ...
12:36, 06/30/2019

Rabbi recalls coming face-to-face with shooter at California synagogue A 19-year-old man who authorities said gave himself up to police shortly after carrying out a deadly shooting in a Southern California synagogue filled with Sabbath worshippers is also under investiga...
18:12, 04/28/2019

Rabbi recalls coming face-to-face with gunman: 'I couldn't see his soul' • 8-year-old victim describes moment of shooting • Lori Kaye died protecting the rabbi • Synagogue shooting suspect booked on one count of murder in the first degree...
07:12, 04/29/2019

People have unknowingly come face to face with two teens on the lam in Canada, suspected of murder In Northern Manitoba, the bugs are so big they can bite through your clothes. But this is reportedly where two teens suspected of killing three people are hiding out....
13:00, 08/01/2019

B.C. and Alberta premiers set to meet face-to-face for first time, want to avoid ‘phony war’ B.C. Premier John Horgan and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney are set to meet face to face Thursday for the first time at the Western Premiers Conference in Edmonton....
07:36, 06/27/2019

Mysterious 4,000-year-old grave reveals boy and girl buried face to face A mysterious 4,000-year-old grave has been unearthed in Kazakhstan and inside are a young male and female buried in an odd manner — they're facing each other....
17:24, 08/02/2019

California synagogue rabbi recalls moment he came ‘face-to-face’ with gunman in shooting that killed 1, injured 3 Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein recalled the moment he came “face-to-face” with the 19-year-old gunman who opened fire inside a California synagogue, killing a beloved member of the congregation and injuring ...
21:36, 04/28/2019

Beyoncé and More Stars Come Face to Face With Their Lion King Characters These are some fierce photos. With two weeks left until Jon Favreau's The Lion King remake debuts in theaters, Beyoncé and her castmates just gave fans another reason to be......
19:00, 07/02/2019

MI5 stretched to breaking point by threats from terrorists, cyber criminals and neo-Nazi extremists, says security minister Assaults from all types of enemy, including cyber criminals, organised crime bosses, neo-Nazi right-wing extremists and terrorists, were leaving MI5 "stretched", security minister Ben Wallace has warn...
03:12, 06/03/2019

Which politicians have used drugs and what did they take? The confession by Environment Secretary Michael Gove that he once took cocaine has again shone the spotlight on past drug use by leading politicians....
16:48, 06/08/2019

Bruins' Zdeno Chara skates with full face shield after taking puck to face, but will he play in Game 5? Bruins injured defenseman Zdeno Chara skated this morning and coach Bruce Cassidy said it will be a “game-time decision” whether he plays in Game 5.        ...
19:12, 06/06/2019

Cop Comes Face-To-Face With Maoist Sister In Chhattisgarh Encounter An account of a fortnight-old encounter that brought two siblings face-to-face during an anti-Maoist operation has come to light now. The cop brother and his Maoist sister exchanged fire before the......
17:48, 08/14/2019

This man came face-to-face with the Virginia Beach shooter twice — and survived Even after the gunfire erupted, Ned Carlstrom thought the shooting at the Virginia Beach government building where he works was an elaborately staged drill for city employees....
05:36, 06/03/2019

Brodie Van Wagenen set to face music: Questions he may face MIAMI — Brodie Van Wagenen avoided reporters seeking answers about the Mets on the last homestand, but the general manager’s silence is expected to end Friday. Before the Mets open a three-game series...
12:00, 07/12/2019

‘We Haven’t Invested in Humanity.’ Will.i.am, Tech Execs Discuss Tech Optimism and Anxieties Rapper, producer and technology entrepreneur will.i.am doesn’t shy away from hard truths when it comes to Silicon Valley. “The investment that society has put in AI (artificial intelligenc...
01:00, 05/02/2019

Japanese politicians can cosplay, too, you know Each year that the World Cosplay Summit is held in the city of Nagoya in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, the mayor of Nagoya and governor of Aichi Prefecture are there, too. They attend not only to show supp...
01:12, 08/06/2019

Politicians can’t stop spending — and they don’t want to Dear John: Your column about debt is right on. I have been following federal spending, deficits and debt for many decades. Where you and I part is that I believe that all this excessive federal spendi...
17:24, 07/14/2019

Top Tech Conferences: The ultimate B2B tech events and show guide for 2019 For information about adding your event to this list and featured listing opportunities please contact mike.moore@futurenet.com.Love it or loathe it, events and conferences are often where wheelers an...
10:24, 05/03/2019

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00:24, 08/06/2019

Sex Tech In, Skimpy Outfits Out as CES Tech Gadget Seeks Diversity CES gadget show is cracking down on its dress code, introducing more sessions focused on women and minorities and creating a new "sex tech" category after a debacle over a robotic personal massager......
17:00, 07/17/2019

Low-tech learning and why it's highly sought after by high-tech parents The Waldorf teaching philosophy is used at more than 1,000 institutions in 91 countries, including 136 schools in the U.S. Technology isn't used at all through 8th grade, and is scarce even in hi...
21:00, 06/08/2019

Watchdog alerts Trump that border agency violated DNA collection law for years, letting violent criminals walk free A top government watchdog on Wednesday alerted President Trump and Congress that Customs and Border Protection (CBP), through a "disturbing" pattern of misconduct, has endangered the public for nearly...
17:00, 08/21/2019

The new PM's rising stars: Six politicians set to win a promotion Boris Johnson is set to unveil a "cabinet for modern Britain" today - and is expected to increase the numbers of women and ethnic minority ministers in his top team....
04:36, 07/24/2019

‘I prefer non-religious’: why so few US politicians come out as atheists Non-believers remain few and far between in US politics, with atheism bringing ‘the notion of being anti-religion’, the California representative Jared Huffman explainsThe 2020 presidential election h...
17:48, 08/03/2019

Politicians look to make hay at Kentucky Derby LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The masses crammed into Churchill Downs on Saturday will be fixated on 3-year-old thoroughbreds running in the Kentucky Derby. But in some sections of the famed track, another t...
11:12, 05/04/2019

We Do Not Need To Defend Video Games From Politicians We have reached the point in American society where you can reliably predict the series of events that immediately follow a mass shooting. In 2019, you can set a clock to it: After the shock and scram...
00:48, 08/06/2019

Trump meets with top US tech leaders to discuss sales to Huawei as he moves to soften restrictions against the Chinese tech giant ALEX EDELMAN/AFP/Getty Images President Donald Trump met with executives of top US tech companies on Monday — including Google, Intel, and Qualcomm — to discuss restrictions against sales...
12:00, 07/23/2019

Tech We’re Using: Tech Is Changing New York, but Not How He Reports on the City J. David Goodman, a metro reporter, has chronicled the Google and Amazon invasions. But the most effective technology for reporting on the city is still coffee....
17:12, 05/01/2019

'We are not criminals or seeking a free ride in America': Undocumented workers at a Trump golf club request meeting with the president in a letter REUTERS/Mike Segar In a letter to President Donald Trump, 21 former employees, all undocumented, requested to meet with the president. Some of the former workers who signed the letter worked in clos...
12:36, 07/04/2019

German politicians in two minds about Boris Johnson International reactions to Boris Johnson becoming the UK's new prime minister have been mostly positive so far. But what do politicians and business leaders here in Germany think?...
18:00, 07/24/2019

Italian politicians launch bid to keep new elections, Salvini at bay Worried about the possibility of far-right leader Matteo Salvini taking power, Italy's main opposition party opened the door on talks to form a new government, but it warned that "loyal membership" to...
17:48, 08/21/2019

German politicians flew more in 2018 than 2017 Members of the German parliament increased their air miles last year compared with the year before, a media report says. Members of the climate-conscious Greens racked up the most flights per head of ...
23:24, 08/10/2019

Politicians and celebrities light up social media after U.S. win American politicians, athletes and celebrities flooded social media on Tuesday to cheer the U.S. soccer team's 2-1 victory over England in their women's World Cup semi-final....
02:48, 07/03/2019

Guilty plea in hit-an-run crash that killed 2 politicians NORTH BERGEN, N.J. (AP) — A former corrections officer accused of killing a prospective state legislative candidate and a Republican Party official in a hit-and-run accident has pleaded guilty to deat...
19:12, 06/04/2019

Germany: Death threats sent to pro-refugee politicians As the investigation into the murder of Walter Lübcke intensifies, Cologne's mayor and several other German politicians have had their lives threatened. Police say the threats likely also stem from ri...
03:36, 06/20/2019

Politicians praise America's World Cup win, some say 'pay them what they deserve' The U.S. women’s soccer team lifted the World Cup trophy for the second time in four years on Sunday – leading to both praise and calls for equal pay from American politicians....
23:36, 07/07/2019

Politicians admit mental health struggles Presidential candidate Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., and Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., recently delivered confessions that are rare for members of Congress: They once struggled with and were treated for men...
06:48, 06/14/2019

Jimmy Kimmel says 'politicians don't seem to care what we think anymore' Jimmy Kimmel is aware that there is an "expectation" that he and other late-night hosts will address tragic events like the two mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, and while he wishes they "didn't have ...
00:24, 08/06/2019

Australians care if politicians tell lies, but people in the US don't Fact-checking politicians' statements alters both the views and the voting intentions of people in Australia – but makes far less difference in the US...
20:12, 04/28/2019

New Survey Says: Politicians Don’t Care About Black People Tired of politicians talking at, about, but never to, black people, a bevy of organizations joined to conduct the largest survey of black people in the United States since Reconstruction, entitled Mor...
02:48, 05/29/2019

TSA finds moose poop ‘for politicians’ in man’s carry-on A man caught with moose poop in his carry-on luggage told airport inspectors in Alaska he collects the droppings and likes to present it “for politicians and their bleep policies.”...
12:48, 05/02/2019

South Korean politicians mourn death of former first lady Politicians and key government officials on Tuesday expressed their condolences over the death of former first lady Lee Hee-ho, a political upholder for her late husband and pioneer for women's rights...
10:36, 06/11/2019

Ask The Salty Waitress: I don't want to serve politicians against my moral code Dear Salty: I was reading on your site about a server at a Chicago cocktail bar who spat on Eric Trump, and it had me thinking. I’ve been a waiter for a few months at a restaurant in the Dupont Circle...
23:00, 07/09/2019

Americans think fake news is big problem, blame politicians NEW YORK (AP) — A new survey says half of U.S. adults consider fake news a major problem, and they mostly blame politicians and activists for it. A survey from the Pew Research Center released Wednesd...
18:12, 06/05/2019

"Maintain Calm, Don't Believe Rumours": Governor To Kashmir Politicians Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Friday evening asked a delegation of Jammu and Kashmir politicians to "maintain calm and not believe rumours" that are circulating in the Kashmir Valley.....
05:24, 08/03/2019

Action Against Politicians' Rule-Breaking Tweets: Twitter Twitter said on Thursday it would label and deprioritize tweets from politicians that break its rules -- in a move that could affect the prodigious output of US President Donald Trump....
02:36, 06/28/2019

‘What is our crime?’: Detentions of politicians deepen crackdown in Kashmir To maintain control in the wake of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to revoke autonomy for Muslim-majority Kashmir, India has sent thousands of troops to the region and detained hundreds of loc...
04:48, 08/13/2019

Twitter will label tweets from politicians that violate rules Twitter is adding a label to tweets that break its rules but are still considered to be in the public interest, namely from elected officials or those running for office. The company mentioned in Marc...
21:48, 06/27/2019

Extinction Rebellion protesters confront politicians at US Capitol Climate crisis group members gluing themselves to doorways to block members of Congress from attending evening voteProtesters from the climate crisis group Extinction Rebellion are causing havoc at th...
01:00, 07/24/2019

Veteran UK politicians said to be willing to lead anti-Brexit government Veteran British lawmakers from the ruling Conservative and opposition Labour parties have both said they would be willing to lead an emergency government to halt a no-deal Brexit, the leader of the pr...
18:48, 08/16/2019

Germany: Leading politicians call for a 'European Islam' Everyday measures are key to preserving the European way life, say Germany's health minister and the premier of Schleswig-Holstein state. Jens Spahn and Daniel Günther want a faith that shares the con...
14:12, 05/23/2019

California’s nanny state politicians might kill off Uber Uber has revolutionized the transportation industry, created a gig economy for part-time flexible employment, and improved the lives of millions of Americans....
20:52, 08/12/2019

Find Out Politicians' Stances on the Big Issues With 'Categorized Tweets' Not everyone has the time to follow politics as closely as others. That doesn’t mean your should ignore what’s happening in the big run-up to the 2020 elections because it’s too much to handle. Instea...
04:12, 07/24/2019

Corrupt politicians could be forced to return campaign donations ALBANY— Politicians convicted of felony crimes would be required to return all campaign donations under legislation moving through the state Senate. Corrupt pols will have two years upon conviction to...
17:00, 05/07/2019

Jimmy Kimmel on mass shootings: 'Politicians don't seem to care about what we think' Things took a serious turn at a Television Critics Association panel on Monday when Jimmy Kimmel was asked to address the recent mass shootings that took the lives of dozens of people over the weekend...
23:12, 08/05/2019

Facebook defends decision not to ban fake news from politicians Facebook says it wasn't its job to stop fake news circulated by actual politicians in the months leading up to Australia's federal election. The nation's Labor Party suffered resounding...
23:24, 08/02/2019

At least 300 Kashmiri politicians detained to quell protests over status Indian authorities have detained at least 300 politicians and separatists to quell protests in Kashmir over the withdrawal of its special status, a police officer, local leaders and media said on Thur...
11:12, 08/08/2019

Indecisive politicians extend Albany legislative session The 2019 legislative session is going to be extended at least one more day, as indecisive lawmakers stalled Wednesday unable to resolve several vital issues. The state Senate called it quits at midnig...
15:48, 06/20/2019

Scientist to politicians: End oil, farm subsidies to save planet Robert Watson chose his favorite accessories to deliver the scientific community’s starkest warning yet over the accelerating demise of Earth's life support systems: a tie with a dodo pattern, and cuf...
22:24, 05/06/2019

Australian politicians scramble to win over undecided voters, honor former PM Australian politicians scrambled to win over undecided voters on Friday, the last day of a general election campaign that has ended in mourning for one of the country's most popular leaders....
06:48, 05/17/2019

Tech We’re Using: Sliding Backward on Tech? There Are Benefits Pamela Paul, editor of The New York Times Book Review, decided to downgrade her tech two years ago. It has worked out, with paper and DVDs instead of the latest apps and gizmos....
18:12, 04/28/2019

Boris Johnson 'to stop criminals being freed after serving half their sentence' Boris Johnson has vowed to "come down hard" on crime as he announced an extension of police stop-and-search powers and tougher sentences for violent criminals....
12:00, 08/11/2019

China says Western politicians stirring Hong Kong troubles A Chinese government official says some Western politicians are stirring unrest in Hong Kong in hopes of creating difficulties that will impede China’s overall development...
11:48, 07/29/2019

Central Bankers Want to Keep Economies Growing, but Politicians Hold the Keys Top economists will meet in Jackson, Wyo., this week for a meeting sponsored by the Kansas City Fed. But politicians gathering in France hold the real keys to the economic future....
19:24, 08/22/2019

German politicians' support for refugees prompts death threats Email warns recent murder of Walter Lübcke was first in a line of ‘upcoming purges’Several German politicians who have publicly stood up for refugees have received death threats since what police are ...
14:48, 06/20/2019

European mainstream politicians see hope in downfall of Austrian far right leader Politicians from Europe's mainstream parties called on voters to stand against the far right, after a video sting brought down the leader of Austria's Freedom Party, hurting the momentum of nationalis...
17:36, 05/19/2019

DC council might not like Trump's tanks, but Capitol Hill politicians love them Washington's city council might not be thrilled about President Trump's decision to bring tanks to the district for the Fourth of July, but the 80-ton vehicles have long been a favorite of legislators...
09:24, 07/04/2019

Half of Americans think fake news is a big problem and they blame politicians for it Misinformation was cited more often as a major problem than sexism, racism, illegal immigration or terrorism.        ...
02:48, 06/06/2019

From Boris Johnson to Bernie Sanders: why politicians seem most weird when they’re trying to be normal The admission that the Tory leadership contender relaxes by creating model buses is bizarre, but it’s far from being the only example of a public figure getting it totally wrongIt’s weird when politic...
01:24, 06/27/2019

NOTEBOOK: Campaigning for commuter votes, politicians should look at how people get to work Ridings held by Liberals tend to have the highest percentage of transit users and the longest commute times, while in Conservative ridings, the car is king....
14:24, 07/05/2019

Women and minorities receive less from Social Security. Politicians are looking to change that Congressional Democrats took to the Hill on Wednesday in the latest push for Social Security reform. Their mission: to help get women and minorities better financial coverage through benefits....
22:24, 06/26/2019

Politicians In J&K Slam Centre Over Report Of Redrawing Assembly Segments Mainstream parties in Jammu and Kashmir have reacted sharply to reports that the Centre was planning delimitation in the state, claiming it was an obvious attempt to "inflict another emotional......
08:12, 06/05/2019

Politicians Draw Clear Lines on Abortion. Their Parties Are Not So Unified. It’s one of the most polarizing issues in America, and a political litmus test. But surveys find many voters struggle with its ethical and moral perplexities....
16:36, 06/08/2019

Putin to meet with the pope and Kremlin-friendly politicians in Rome But the Italian government hasn’t dramatically broken from policies favored by Washington and other European capitals, as was expected of the new populist leaders....
01:00, 07/03/2019

Twitter Will Quarantine Politicians’ Tweets If They Violate Rules—Finally The company has been criticized for ignoring when tweets by government officials, namely President Trump, appear to violate its policies on hateful conduct....
21:48, 06/27/2019

AT&T Gave $200,000 to Politicians Leading Abortion-Ban Efforts in Six States: Report AT&T has donated nearly $200,000 to politicians who’ve helped pass state-level laws either banning abortion or restricting women’s access to the medical procedure, according to a recently compiled...
00:36, 05/22/2019

Bigotry makes politicians ‘complicit in the violence that follows’ : UN independent experts Responding to the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio on Saturday, a group of independent UN experts has called out the “increased use of divisive language”, as well as attempts to marginalise racial, et...
01:12, 08/08/2019

Why politicians prefer debt ceiling crises to balanced budgets Once again, it seems, the federal government stands at the edge of a pending debt crisis. According to recent estimates, even while the nation enjoys the longest uninterrupted economic expansion in me...
21:00, 07/12/2019

Another mass shooting, another wave of politicians pointing at video games Enlarge / A killer in training? (credit: BSIP/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) In the wake of a horrific mass shooting in El Paso that the suspected shooter wrote was "a response to the Hisp...
16:48, 08/05/2019

Baltimore politicians, track owners duel over Pimlico future Baltimore city officials, owners of Pimlico Race Course duel over future of the crumbling historical landmark        ...
11:24, 05/14/2019

UK police assess comic’s battery-acid quip about politicians British police say they are “assessing” a comedian’s joke about throwing battery acid at politicians, a quip that was condemned by Brexit Party chief Nigel Farage...
19:36, 06/13/2019

Iran supreme leader criticizes politicians amid US tensions As tensions with the U.S. mount, Iran’s supreme leader says the country’s president and foreign minister didn’t act as he wished in implementing the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers...
21:36, 05/22/2019

Pakistani politicians get cat ears, whiskers in hilarious Facebook fail A livestreamed press conference in Pakistan turned into a near cat-astrophe when a feline filter on Facebook plastered adorable cat ears and whiskers onto a trio of politicians. Regional minister Shau...
00:00, 06/18/2019

Australian politicians woo voters on Chinese social media app WeChat Australia's longest-serving government politician, conservative Kevin Andrews, is campaigning on Chinese social media app WeChat to fight off a challenge from a Chinese-speaking rival in Saturday's el...
04:24, 05/17/2019

US politicians criticize embattled Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló As protests against Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló intensified on Monday, politicians on the US mainland joined the chorus of voices criticizing his leadership or calling for him to resign....
04:00, 07/23/2019

A Massachusetts police department asked would-be criminals to 'hold off' during heat wave. They listened The Braintree Police Department in Massachusetts asked criminals to "hold off" for the weekend and, on Monday, the department reported zero arrests.        ...
07:48, 07/23/2019

Video: The Big Face Box is a box that makes your face, uhm, big This video is part of our series on Lille’s Maker Faire. To stay up-to-date on releases (and to find out more), check out our master post here. We all have days when we lean on a window, look at a gre...
19:24, 05/01/2019

Students storm out of Colorado school shooting vigil in protest of politicians Survivors of a Colorado school shooting walked out of vigil for their slain classmate on Wednesday night in protest of politicians and other groups using it as a platform for gun control, a local repo...
11:12, 05/09/2019

British Politicians and Former Diplomats Are Furious That Trump ‘Bullied’ Their Ambassador Out of Office British politicians and officials have reacted with outrage to the resignation of their ambassador to the U.S. amid a rift with President Trump over leaked diplomatic cables, with many accusing the Pr...
01:00, 07/11/2019

Odebrecht boss details alleged 'money routes' to Peru politicians Jorge Barata, Odebrecht's former chief in Peru, gives details of "money routes" to Peruvian prosecutors who questioned him in the southern Brazilian city of Curitiba....
22:12, 04/28/2019

The world is literally on fire – so why is it business as usual for politicians? | Arwa Mahdawi Our extreme weather is making me nostalgic for the damp conditions of my English childhood. But despite the climate emergency, capitalism continues regardlessDo you remember when the weather was a rel...
14:48, 07/23/2019

British politicians condemn Donald Trump for 'blatant, unashamed racism' Dozens of British politicians condemned U.S. President Donald Trump's comments that certain Democratic congresswomen should "go back" to the "crime infested" countries they came from....
16:12, 07/18/2019

Donna Brazile on Joe Biden's flip-flops: We should 'embrace' the evolution of politicians As 2020 presidential hopeful Joe Biden continues to change up his stances on major issues, former Democratic National Committee Chair and Fox News contributor Donna Brazile has argued that the America...
18:24, 06/12/2019

UN chief calls on Venezuela’s politicians to ‘avoid escalation’, end suffering of the people Reports of violence and casualties linked to unrest in Venezuela should be investigated transparently and independently, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday, before calling for calm...
21:00, 04/28/2019

Anti-migrant politicians bond at razor wire fence in Hungary Two of Europe’s most outspoken critics of recent mass migration have toured razor-wire fences at Hungary’s southern border while criticizing the European Union’s handling of the influx...
20:48, 05/02/2019

Cannes 2019: jury speaks out against 'rage and anger' of populist politicians Jury president Alejandro González Iñárritu takes aim at Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant policiesA familiar trio of topics – Netflix, gender disparity and Donald Trump – were on the agenda as the this ye...
18:48, 05/14/2019

Most Americans believe politicians’ heated rhetoric can lead to violence, report finds 78% of Americans say aggressive language from elected officials makes violence against targeted groups more likelyA majority of Americans believe that heated or aggressive rhetoric from politicians ca...
16:36, 06/19/2019

American politicians, athletes offer support to women's World Cup team As the U.S. women's national team prepared to kick off their World Cup title defense, prominent figures from American politics, sports and even outer space flocked to social media on Tuesday to lend t...
00:00, 06/12/2019

China calls on U.S. politicians to stop colluding with Hong Kong separatists The Chinese foreign ministry's commissioner in Hong Kong said on Tuesday the city belongs to China and that it will firmly respond to any action that harms China's sovereignty....
13:36, 08/06/2019

Social media giants under microscope in Ottawa as politicians aim to protect privacy Tech giants will be in the hot seat this week as politicians from Canada and 10 other countries gather to consider how best to protect citizens' privacy and their democracies in the age of big data....
18:48, 05/27/2019

Stacey Abrams Almost Beat a Crooked Voting System. Now She’s Making Sure Other Politicians Don’t Have To To this day it’s unclear if Stacey Abrams legitimately lost her bid to become the first black female governor of Georgia or if Brian Kemp, double-dipping as both the Georgia secretary of state and the...
04:36, 08/14/2019

UK politicians can reach Brexit deal in next few days: Scottish Conservative leader A Brexit deal could be reached by negotiators from Britain's Conservative and Labour parties within a few days, the leader of Scotland's Conservatives, Ruth Davidson, said....
15:24, 05/04/2019

Flemish politicians jokingly offer Trump part of Belgium for 1 euro A group of Flemish nationalist politicians on Thursday joked that President Trump could buy a southern region in Belgium at a steal – for only 1 euro – after Danish leaders spurned his idea to buy Gre...
12:36, 08/23/2019

Politicians condemn brazen shooting attack on deputy, official near Congress Cambiemos officials vow to bring perpetrators to justice, as lawmakers across the political spectrum condemn attack on Héctor Olivares and Miguel Marcelo Yadón near Congress....
01:12, 05/10/2019

Fewer than half of Republican voters say politicians should disavow racism from their supporters Zach Gibson/Getty Images Just under half of self-identified Republican voters believe that politicians should disavow racist behavior from their supporters, according to new INSIDER polling. The pol...
02:00, 07/26/2019

Italy: President offers politicians more time to avert snap elections A snap election hangs in the balance as President Sergio Mattarella has agreed to meet party leaders again next week. Squabbling has beset Europe's third-largest economy and plunged the government int...
23:00, 08/22/2019

‘Flaws’ in data for Aegis Ashore deployment rile Japan’s politicians Japan's Akita city is asking for an explanation from the central government about a decision to deploy the missile defense system Aegis Ashore in the region....
03:00, 06/07/2019

Trump doubles down on expected ICE raid amid pushback from local Dem politicians President Trump on Saturday warned that illegal immigrants apprehended in an upcoming roundup by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) “broke the law” and will be deported -- even as local officia...
16:48, 06/22/2019

Politicians mourn national deputy Héctor Olivares at Congress wake President Mauricio Macri and politicians across the political spectrum gathered this morning for a wake to remember UCR national deputy Héctor Olivares....
00:12, 05/14/2019

Twitter to mark politicians' rule-breaking tweets with warning message Twitter users might find it more cumbersome to find and read tweets by politicians such as US President Donald Trump. The president had accused the company of bias against him....
04:12, 06/28/2019

'Outrageous': Convicted criminals serve as Alaskan police amid public safety crisis, investigation finds Dozens of police officers with criminal records have worked in Alaska, despite state law that should have disqualified them, an investigation finds.        ...
01:48, 07/22/2019

Facial Recognition Sometimes it’s nice to be recognized. Sometimes it’s not. But pretty soon almost wherever you go, it’s possible that someone will know who you are. Facial recognition technology is improving rapidly a...
01:48, 05/24/2019

The 2020 US elections will again expose the barriers facing female politicians | Martina Fitzgerald No one knocks men such as Beto O’Rourke when they declare their ambition – but it’s a different story for female candidatesA recent issue of Vanity Fair featured a cover photo of White House hopeful B...
12:00, 05/07/2019

Jailed Cop Sanjiv Bhatt's Wife Meets Kerala Politicians, Assured Support A month after senior Gujarat police officer Sanjiv Bhatt was sentenced to life imprisonment in a 1990 custodial death case, his wife met Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Opposition leader......
16:24, 07/24/2019

San Francisco politicians champion civil liberties - but back police raid on journalist After authorities seize reporter’s notes, Democratic leaders say they support the raid and decline to address press freedom concernsSan Francisco politicians pride themselves on defending civil libert...
01:24, 05/16/2019

Politicians Keep Blaming Mass Shootings on Mental Health Issues. Doctors Say They’re Wrong In his address to the nation on Monday, President Donald Trump had an explanation for the pair of mass shootings that shook America in the span of a single weekend. “Mental illness and hatred pu...
20:00, 08/05/2019

We'll block trade deal if Brexit imperils open Irish border, say US politicians Johnson-Trump plan could fall foul of Congress if Good Friday agreement is threatenedAny future US-UK trade deal would almost certainly be blocked by the US Congress if Brexit affects the Irish border...
11:24, 07/31/2019

Brexit: mess with Good Friday and we’ll block UK trade deal, US politicians warn Hostile Congress could hold up trade deal if Brexit jeopardises N Ireland peace agreementAny future US-UK trade deal would almost certainly be blocked by the US Congress if Brexit affects the Irish bo...
09:24, 07/31/2019

NYPD union chief slams politicians amid cop suicides: ‘We’re under siege from all directions’ The head of the NYPD union, in response to a spate of cop suicides, called on politicians Thursday to “end the demonization and anti-cop rhetoric” as he sought to rally officers and tackle the crisis ...
17:12, 08/16/2019

UK Labour politicians slam party for re-admitting lawmaker in anti-Semitism dispute Senior politicians in Britain's Labour opposition expressed fury with their party on Thursday for readmitting a lawmaker who was suspended over comments he had made about anti-Semitism and demanded th...
20:24, 06/27/2019

This Social Security rule cuts public workers' benefits. Politicians want to change that Teachers, firefighters and police officers who are eligible for pensions and Social Security may receive reduced retirement benefits. Some lawmakers want to overhaul that rule....
19:36, 08/05/2019

To secure pro-worker legislation, hold politicians' feet to the fire | Steven Greenhouse Unions should draw up a Contract for the American Worker and make it clear they will only support candidates who endorse itDonald Trump will no doubt tell the world he deserves to be re-elected becaus...
14:12, 06/10/2019

What is facial recognition - and how sinister is it? As a surveillance technique it’s ubiquitous, but is still a political, legal and ethical conundrumFacial recognition technology has spread prodigiously. It’s there on Facebook, tagging photos from the...
09:24, 07/29/2019

Boris Johnson’s new communications head used to follow British politicians dressed as giant chicken The new British prime minister’s new head of communications was purportedly part of a running gag that saw him dress up as a chicken and heckle Conservative Party politicians....
00:36, 07/31/2019

Entrepreneur Yang promises to stay in Dem race 'the entire way' as Americans have 'lost confidence' in politicians Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang says the reason why he is polling ahead of some of the bigger names in the 2020 primary race is because politicians have shown they are “behind the curve”...
23:00, 07/28/2019

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18:12, 06/18/2019

Colorado students walk out of vigil after politicians talk about gun control. They chanted ‘mental health’ One Colorado student said at a vigil for the school shooting, "They don't get what it's like to have people yelling at you, saying 'school shooter, run for your life.'"...
11:00, 05/09/2019

Kacey Musgraves, the rare country singer to address gun control, says ‘hold your politicians accountable’ The musician pointed out that she hails from Texas and is familiar with hunting and gun culture, but she said the recent tragedies deserve a different response....
01:36, 08/06/2019

Are You Ready for Facial Recognition at the Airport? Airlines and TSA are starting to scan faces to get people through security and boarding faster, as privacy advocates warn of unintended consequences....
12:36, 08/14/2019

Facial recognition… coming to a supermarket near you The technology is helping to combat crimes police no longer deal with, but its use raises concerns about civil libertiesPaul Wilks runs a Budgens supermarket in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Like most r...
10:48, 08/04/2019

The FBI and ICE Are Using Your DMV Photos to Run Facial Recognition Searches Records reviewed by the Washington Post show that the FBI and ICE have been scanning through Americans’ state driver’s license photos using facial recognition technology without consent. The agencies ...
06:00, 07/08/2019

The Man Behind San Francisco’s Facial Recognition Ban Is Working on More. Way More. Brian Hofer, a paralegal who drafted the ordinance, is pushing for anti-surveillance measures across California. He has already gotten more than two dozen approved....
03:12, 05/16/2019

Facial recognition: Convenient or creepy? Facial recognition technology may still be in its infancy but it's being rolled out in full force by some jurisdictions around the world -- whether we're ready or not....
12:24, 08/09/2019

Michael Knowles on Antifa attack on conservative journalist: Media, politicians largely turning a blind eye A confrontation between far right and left-wing groups in Portland on Saturday resulted in an attack on conservative journalist Andy Ngo, and political commentator Michael Knowles has argued that poli...
16:36, 07/01/2019

Celebrities, politicians, and sports superstars celebrate the United States Women's World Cup victory on Twitter VI-Images / Getty Images The United States Women's National Team defeated the Netherlands 2-0 on Sunday. It was their second-consecutive FIFA Women's World Cup Title and fourth overall. Politicians, ...
01:36, 07/08/2019

After Bengal's "Rosogolla", Odisha's "Rasagola" Gets Recognition Odisha has been awarded the Geographical Indication (GI) tag for its sweet "Rasagola" today, a year after the state applied for it. Odisha had applied for the tag after it lost the bitter battle to......
23:24, 07/29/2019

Police banned from using facial recognition in San Francisco A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers is considering federal legislation to limit the use of facial recognition technologies by law enforcement agencies....
06:24, 05/31/2019

San Francisco bans city use of facial recognition San Francisco is following through on talk of banning facial recognition tech. The city's Board of Supervisors has voted 8-1 in favor of a bill, the Stop Secret Surveillance Ordinance, that bans...
06:12, 05/15/2019

San Francisco Poised to Ban Facial-Recognition Surveillance San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors is expected to pass a ban on the use of facial recognition by local agencies, making it the first U.S. city to do so and adding to a broad push to regulate to the ...
16:12, 05/14/2019

San Francisco Passes Ban on Facial-Recognition Surveillance San Francisco became the first U.S. city to pass a ban on the use of facial recognition by local agencies, adding to a broad push to regulate a technology....
03:24, 05/15/2019

Oakland bans the use of facial recognition, becoming third US city to do so The Oakland City Council voted unanimously to prevent city employees, including the police, from using or acquiring it facial recognition technology on Tuesday....
00:36, 07/18/2019

San Francisco Becomes First US City To Ban Facial-Recognition Software San Francisco on Tuesday became the first city in the U.S. to ban the use of facial-recognition software by city agencies and the police, dealing a swift symbolic blow to a key technology rapidly......
05:48, 05/15/2019

At Amazon, facial recognition ban won just 2% of shareholder vote Amazon.com Inc shareholders overwhelmingly rejected a proposal that the company stop selling facial recognition technology to government agencies, a regulatory filing on Friday showed....
00:24, 05/25/2019

Proposal would ban use of facial recognition at apartment buildings ALBANY — New York lawmakers want to ban facial recognition technology on all rental properties, arguing it infringes on tenant privacy. New legislation would outlaw landlords from being able to ...
08:48, 05/17/2019

Facial recognition will soon be everywhere. Are we prepared? | Dylan Curran Some companies are already testing this new technology, but it raises questions about how surveillance can be abusedImagine this: you walk into work and the camera above the doors scans your face, ope...
15:00, 05/21/2019

Oakland bans use of facial recognition, becoming third US city to do so The Oakland City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to prevent city employees, including the police, from using or acquiring facial recognition technology....
19:24, 07/18/2019

Australia Will Hold Referendum on Indigenous Recognition Some Indigenous leaders said they were glad that the government had finally promised to hold a referendum after years of false starts, but they were wary of the governing party’s lack of details....
14:48, 07/10/2019

Amazon facial recognition ban won just 2% of shareholder vote Amazon.com Inc shareholders overwhelmingly rejected a proposal that the company stop selling facial recognition technology to government agencies, while a resolution to audit the service drew more sup...
03:00, 05/25/2019

Taiwan to vote on formal recognition of same-sex marriage TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese legislators are scheduled to decide Friday on legalizing same-sex marriage, marking a potential first in Asia. Lawmakers pressured over the past two years by LGBT group...
10:24, 05/16/2019

San Francisco may ban police, city use of facial recognition SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is on track to become the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies as the technology creeps increasingly into daily lif...
08:36, 05/13/2019

Amazon says its facial recognition can now identify fear Amazon claimed this week its facial recognition software, Rekognition, can now detect a person's fear on top of accurately identifying other emotions....
07:24, 08/14/2019

The dangers of using automated facial recognition | Letters Green party peer Jenny Jones on the shocking lack of regulation around the technologyThe Guardian is right to oppose automated facial recognition (Editorial, 10 June), but in spite of concerns from MP...
22:36, 06/12/2019

Shopping Centers Explore Facial Recognition As their struggle with store closings escalates, some U.S. mall owners and retailers are stepping up their use of technology that recognizes people’s faces but stops short of identifying and recording...
07:00, 07/03/2019

Facial recognition scanners are already at some US airports. Here's what to know The next time you go to the airport, you might notice something different during the security process: A machine scanning your face.       ...
21:12, 08/16/2019

Volkswagen Ameo Cup Receives National Recognition The Federation of Motorsport Clubs of India (FMSCI) has recognised the Volkswagen Ameo Cup as a National Championship. Newly christened as the Ameo Class in the National Championship, the series will....
18:24, 06/11/2019

Apple HomePod now has voice recognition for multiple users Starting soon, Apple HomePod will be able to pick up on who's speaking and give them personalized recommendations and notifications for Apple Music, Messages, Notes, Reminders and more, all part ...
22:00, 06/03/2019

San Francisco supervisors vote to ban facial recognition software San Francisco's Board of Supervisors voted 8-1 to adopt a facial recognition software ban as part of a new surveillance technology use policy.Read More...
02:24, 05/15/2019

Facial recognition is coming to US schools, starting in New York The Lockport City School District in New York will start testing a facial and object recognition system called "Aegis" on June 3rd. According to BuzzFeed News, that will make it the first in the US to...
19:36, 05/30/2019

‘Social media recognition’ is overcrowding Everest, climber says A “drive for social media recognition” is what’s causing the treacherous overcrowding conditions on Mount Everest this year, an expert climber says. “It’s recognition instead of sign...
04:36, 05/28/2019

A new bill could ban facial recognition in federally-funded housing Now that facial recognition is more common, so are the laws aiming to limit its scope. San Francisco, Oakland, Calif. and Somerville, Mass. have all passed laws prohibiting city use of facial recognit...
00:00, 07/24/2019

Colorado students photographed for facial recognition study DENVER (AP) — More than 1,700 people walking on a University of Colorado campus were unknowingly photographed as part of a facial recognition research project. The Denver Post reported Monday that pro...
18:36, 05/28/2019

Only signed copy of US recognition of 'State of Israel' can be yours for $300G A rare document signed by the President of the United States recognizing the Jewish State of Israel is up for sale, days ahead of Israeli Independence Day....
21:48, 04/30/2019

The Latest: San Francisco bans facial recognition technology SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a facial recognition ban in San Francisco (all times local): 3:10 p.m. San Francisco supervisors approved a ban on police using facial recognition technology, making...
02:24, 05/15/2019

San Francisco may ban police, city use of facial recognition technology San Francisco may become the first U.S. city to ban police and city government use of facial recognition, part of a backlash against the technology.        ...
19:24, 05/13/2019

San Francisco votes to ban city use of facial recognition technology San Francisco officials on Tuesday voted 8 to 1 to ban the purchase and use of facial recognition technology by city personnel, in a move to regulate tools that local Silicon Valley companies helped d...
01:00, 05/15/2019

Facial Recognition System for Getting Drunk More Efficiently Is Coming Facial recognition systems have, to date, proven to be biased, unjust, flawed, and deeply powerful. They’ve been deployed as tools of surveillance, oppression, and authoritarianism. And now one is goi...
19:48, 08/01/2019

UPDATE 1-At Amazon, facial recognition ban won just 2% of shareholder vote Amazon.com Inc shareholders overwhelmingly rejected a proposal that the company stop selling facial recognition technology to government agencies, a regulatory filing on Friday showed....
02:00, 05/25/2019

Facial-Recognition Startup Calls for Regulation Instead of Bans The co-founder of SenseTime, a Chinese artificial-intelligence startup under fire for the use of its facial-recognition technology in mass-surveillance systems, said its technology should be regulated...
10:00, 05/21/2019

Orlando won't use Amazon's facial recognition software anymore Orlando has canceled Amazon's facial recognition pilot following a series of technical problems and other issues, according to Orlando Weekly. The city started testing the facial recognition soft...
10:48, 07/19/2019

Police facial recognition could target 'literally anybody', senior MP says Police are deciding who to target with facial recognition using criteria so broad a senior MP says it could include "literally anybody", Sky News can reveal....
15:36, 07/26/2019

Regulator looking at use of facial recognition at King's Cross site Information commissioner says use of the technology must be ‘necessary and proportionate’The UK’s privacy regulator said it is studying the use of controversial facial recognition technology by proper...
13:13, 08/13/2019

Facial Recognition Is ‘Psychologically Unhealthy,’ City Supervisor Says San Francisco banned the use of facial recognition software by the police and other agencies on Tuesday. The city is one of the first to block this tool....
18:00, 05/15/2019

San Francisco may ban police, city agencies from using facial recognition SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco is on track to become the first US city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies, reflecting a growing backlash against a technology that’s ...
20:36, 05/13/2019

Australia promises vote on recognition of Indigenous people Australia is to hold a referendum on whether to give explicit recognition to Indigenous people in its constitution. Reformers want descendants of Australia's first inhabitants to have a greater voice ...
09:12, 07/10/2019

Oakland bans city use of facial recognition software Oakland, Calif. is now the third US city to ban the use of facial recognition technology. The city passed an ordinance yesterday that prohibits the use of the technology on the grounds that it is ofte...
10:36, 07/18/2019

Facebook may owe billions after losing facial recognition appeal A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Facebook Inc’s effort to undo a class-action lawsuit claiming that it illegally collected and stored biometric data for millions of users without their con...
22:24, 08/09/2019

Facebook facial recognition lawsuit can proceed – US court Firm will appeal against action that could expose it to billions of dollars in potential damagesA US federal appeals court has rejected Facebook’s effort to undo a class action lawsuit alleging it ill...
12:24, 08/09/2019

Manchester City warned against using facial recognition on fans Campaigners say scanning faces as alternative to tickets would be intrusiveManchester City have been cautioned against the introduction of facial recognition technology, which a civil rights group say...
20:36, 08/18/2019

‘The city has changed beyond all recognition': Derelict London – in pictures Paul Talling photographs the land of long-forgotten tube stations, burnt-out mansions and gently decaying factoriesDerelict London, all new edition, is published by Penguin Random House Continue readi...
14:24, 07/17/2019

Police body-cam maker Axon says no to facial recognition, for now Facial recognition is a controversial enough topic without bringing in everyday policing and the body cameras many (but not enough) officers wear these days. But Axon, which makes many of those camera...
01:24, 06/28/2019

Facial recognition in China 'spot on' - Met Police Federation Facial recognition in China is "absolutely correct" and "spot on", the head of the Metropolitan Police Federation has said, calling for it to be deployed in London "on a 24-hour basis"....
20:48, 07/05/2019

Facebook facial recognition lawsuit can proceed, says US court Firm will appeal against action that could expose it to billions of dollars in potential damagesA US federal appeals court has rejected Facebook’s effort to undo a class action lawsuit alleging it ill...
16:00, 08/09/2019

FBI and ICE use DMV photos as 'gold mine' for facial recognition data Cities and companies might be turning away from facial recognition, but federal agents are embracing it -- whether or not the public is fully aware of what's happening. Georgetown Law researchers...
02:36, 07/08/2019

San Francisco could ban government agencies from using facial recognition technology City would be first in US to ban official use of technologySupervisor: ‘We don’t want to live in a police state’San Francisco could become the first city in the country to ban government agencies from...
03:48, 05/08/2019

ICO opens investigation into use of facial recognition in King's Cross Privacy watchdog is seeking details of how technology is used at central London siteThe UK’s privacy watchdog has opened an investigation into the use of facial recognition cameras in a busy part of c...
20:00, 08/16/2019

Privacy campaigners warn of UK facial recognition 'epidemic' Investigation uncovers widespread use in museums and shopping centres Privacy campaigners have warned of an “epidemic” of facial recognition use in shopping centres, museums, conference centres and ot...
20:00, 08/16/2019

Ever quietly trained facial recognition AI using its photo storage app Ever, a free photo storage app, has been using the billions of photos and videos uploaded by its users to train a facial recognition tool it plans on selling to private companies and the U.S. governme...
06:00, 05/10/2019

UPDATE 2-Amazon facial recognition ban won just 2% of shareholder vote Amazon.com Inc shareholders overwhelmingly rejected a proposal that the company stop selling facial recognition technology to government agencies, while a resolution to audit the service drew more sup...
04:24, 05/25/2019

Bear scare: teens come face-to-face with black bear (KCRA) Two teenage boys said they learned an important lesson after finding a bear inside their vacation home in Truckee, California. Hayes Sherman and Bobby Harden were watching TV Saturday when they...
21:48, 08/20/2019

On Delta, facial recognition boarding doesn't sound optional I listened as the gate agent tried to excite passengers about facial recognition boarding. He didn't mention they could opt out. This is how technology forces itself upon you....
16:00, 07/13/2019

Google improves speech recognition for Contact Center tools A series of new and improved features for Google's contact center AI should make it easier for developers to build high-quality voice bots and generate more accurate transcriptions....
19:48, 07/23/2019

Alice Roberts: UK dragging its feet on recognition of humanist weddings TV scientist calls for government to speed up process of changing the lawThe government is dragging its feet on legal recognition of humanist weddings despite growing demand for such ceremonies, the t...
16:12, 06/16/2019

On-device speech recognition may make smart assistants more appealing Google unveiled the next-generation Google Assistant at I/O 2019, featuring an on-device speech recognition model-bypassing the need to upload voice samples to cloud systems....
19:00, 05/09/2019

This IBM Code Pattern makes it easy to create your own object recognition AI IBM developer Nicholas Bourdakos recently created a new Code Pattern that lets just about anyone develop and train an AI model to recognize objects using computer vision. Bourdakos’ Code Pattern, call...
22:36, 06/25/2019

Why we should be very scared by the intrusive menace of facial recognition | John Naughton When even Microsoft starts calling for government regulation, you know the technology is a problemOn 18 July, the House of Commons select committee on science and technology published an assessment of...
12:12, 07/28/2019

Facial recognition leads cops to alleged rapist in under 24 hours Police used controversial facial-recognition technology to track down an accused rapist fewer than 24 hours after he tried to force a woman into sex at knife-point on Friday, cops said. Civil libertie...
02:48, 08/06/2019

Fingerprints and facial recognition data exposed in major breach More than one million fingerprints and a host of usernames and passwords have been exposed on an unsecured database hosted by a security platform that lists the Metropolitan Police among its clients....
17:24, 08/14/2019

Appeals court allows Facebook facial recognition lawsuit to proceed Facebook users now have the green light to sue the company over its use of facial recognition tech. The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled in the plaintiffs' favor 3-0 after F...
05:12, 08/09/2019

College students secretly photographed for facial recognition study DENVER — More than 1,700 people walking on a University of Colorado campus were unknowingly photographed as part of a facial recognition research project funded by US intelligence and military agencie...
21:48, 05/29/2019

Facebook might be fined billions after losing facial recognition lawsuit Facebook — inarguably the world’s largest facial database — has a lost a federal appeal in a class-action lawsuit that claimed it illegally collected and stored biometric data of millions of users wit...
07:36, 08/09/2019

Should we ban facial recognition? From companies to cities, debate over privacy rages on Facial recognition is spreading to where you live, work, shop and travel. What happens to the data? Would you trade privacy for safety?        ...
01:12, 05/23/2019

The future of voice recognition: meet your AI-controlled 'digital twin' This is a re-published article that we've picked as one of our favorites of the last year from our suite of TechRadar Originals.Speech is a much more natural way of interacting with devices than ...
16:24, 05/12/2019

The Guardian view on facial recognition: a danger to democracy | Editorial We don’t want our faces stored in vast databases, whether these are public or privateThe pressure group Liberty has denounced automatic facial recognition as “arsenic in the water supply of democracy”...
21:00, 06/10/2019

2 Peterborough eateries earn recognition for sustainability, new green routines The Peter Gzowski College dining hall and Tiny Greens Plant Cafe say they have been cracking down on food waste for a while and now have the credentials to prove it....
00:24, 06/01/2019

NYPD used facial recognition and pics of Woody Harrelson to arrest a man The NYPD used photos of Woody Harrelson and facial recognition to try to find a crime suspect. Altered photos and forensic sketches have also been used.Read More...
19:00, 05/16/2019

Facial recognition will catch sleepy taxi drivers in Russia Exhausted Russian taxi drivers may soon be forced to take breaks. Yandex.Taxi, the largest taxi service in the nation, will install devices in all their cars that use facial recognition technology to ...
10:00, 08/08/2019

Microsoft discreetly wiped its massive facial recognition database Microsoft has been vocal about its desire to properly regulate facial recognition technology. The company's president, Brad Smith, appealed directly to Congress last year to take steps to manage ...
15:36, 06/06/2019

South Wales police to use facial recognition apps on phones Force testing app that lets officers run snapshot through ‘watchlist’ to identify suspectsSouth Wales police are to have a facial recognition app installed on their phones to identify suspects without...
03:36, 08/08/2019

This Chinese facial recognition start-up can identify a person in seconds Shanghai-based YITU Technology has gained wide recognition for its facial scan platform that can identify a person from a database of at least 2 billion people in a matter of seconds. The company made...
18:00, 05/16/2019

Colorado college students were secretly used to train facial recognition Researchers used over 1,700 photos of students and others without their permission for a facial recognition study sponsored by US military and intelligence services, according to the Colorado Springs ...
11:00, 05/28/2019

Nuns are leading the charge to pressure Amazon on facial recognition At the annual shareholders’ meeting, investors will vote on a proposal to ban the company from selling the technology to government agencies, unless the board grants an exception....
18:48, 05/22/2019

Group calls for boycott of airlines that use facial recognition software A digital rights group on Wednesday called on passengers to fly only with airlines that don't use facial recognition technology in an effort to end what it calls an "unethical" practice....
05:48, 06/06/2019

UK police's facial recognition system has an 81 percent error rate Facial recognition technology is mistakenly targeting four out of five innocent people as wanted suspects, according to findings from the University of Essex. The report -- which was commissioned by S...
01:24, 07/05/2019

Amazon executive Werner Vogels on the ethics of facial recognition Amazon executive Werner Vogels tells the BBC's Dave Lee that the firm is can not be held responsible for how its artificial intelligence technology is used....
02:36, 06/15/2019

Democrats rally against facial recognition technology used on U.S. citizens in airports House Democrats questioned the use of facial recognition technology in airports Friday, sending a letter to the Department of Homeland Security expressing concern about the practice on U.S. citizens....
04:48, 06/15/2019

Federal court: Facebook's facial recognition violates privacy Facebook's facial recognition data, used to identify friends tagged in photos, violates the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday....
17:12, 08/09/2019

FTC to accuse Facebook of misusing phone numbers and facial recognition The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reportedly plans to issue a complaint over Facebook's handling of phone numbers and facial recognition. According to The Washington Post, the FTC plans to alleg...
00:00, 07/24/2019

San Francisco moves closer to banning facial-recognition surveillance technology San Francisco's government won't be allowed to use facial-recognition surveillance under a new ordinance, becoming the first city in the nation to ban the technology....
17:12, 05/15/2019

Axon body camera supplier will not use facial recognition in its products — for now Axon, which provides body cameras to law enforcement departments across the country, will not use facial recognition software in their products.       ...
14:36, 07/01/2019

San Francisco becomes 1st major US city to outlaw police use of facial recognition technology San Francisco is to become the first U.S. city to outlaw a rapidly developing technology that has alarmed privacy and civil-liberties advocates, as the liberal city’s supervisors voted Tuesday to ban ...
15:00, 05/15/2019

Police are using Amazon’s facial recognition technology. Privacy experts are worried. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office in Oregon is using Amazon Rekognition to help track down criminal suspects. Is it a breakthrough in policing or a dangerous precedent against privacy?...
01:00, 05/01/2019

‘It's techno-racism’: Detroit is quietly using facial recognition to make arrests Critics in the majority-black city point out that the technology is flawed and often misidentifies people of color and womenFor the last two years, Detroit police have been quietly utilizing controver...
12:48, 08/17/2019

Axon body-camera supplier will not use facial recognition in its products — for now Axon, which provides body cameras to law enforcement departments across the country, will not use facial recognition software in their products.       ...
00:36, 07/02/2019

San Francisco was right to ban facial recognition. Surveillance is a real danger | Veena Dubal Civil rights advocates are right to be leery of the technology, given the US’s history of political and racial surveillanceSan Francisco’s recent municipal ordinance banning the use of facial recognit...
15:12, 05/30/2019

Perth council's facial recognition trial accused of 'blanket surveillance' Residents ‘in disbelief’ over installation of facial recognition technology in Australian cameras Perth City council is pressing ahead with a trial of facial recognition technology to be installed in ...
03:24, 06/12/2019

SF facial recognition ban could leave wrong impression. Millions are even paying to be scanned CLEAR is signing up members for its biometric security technology, which includes facial recognition, at a faster clip than ever before. It now has 3 million customers and its eye on e-cigarette sales...
00:12, 05/16/2019

Opinion: Brooks Koepka deserves more recognition for the way he has dominated golf world Brooks Koepka is making history in front of our eyes with four major wins in the last 23 months. It's time he got the recognition he deserves.        ...
03:36, 05/20/2019

Ohio AG Yanks Access to State Facial Recognition System for Over 4,500 Officers The attorney general of Ohio, Andrew Yost, has suspended facial recognition database access for approximately 4,500 law enforcement personnel after the release of a Washington Post report in July indi...
10:36, 08/15/2019

Report slams police for using "garbage" data with facial recognition tools From artist sketches to pictures of celebrity look-alikes, US police have submitted questionable images to facial recognition systems to track down suspects, a Georgetown Law report notes....
04:12, 05/17/2019

New York school district launching nation’s first facial recognition program A western New York school district will become the first in the country to launch a facial recognition system that it says will keep kids safe in the wake of mass shootings across the country. The Loc...
22:24, 05/30/2019

Facial recognition is now rampant. The implications for our freedom are chilling | Stephanie Hare This new technology is being secretly used on streets and in shopping centres across Britain, making potential suspects of us allLast week, all of us who live in the UK, and all who visit us, discover...
01:01, 08/19/2019

Facial recognition must not introduce gender or racial bias, police told Benefits should be great enough to outweigh any public distrust, says ethics reportFacial recognition software should only be used by police if they can prove it will not introduce gender or racial bi...
18:00, 05/29/2019

New York tenants fight as landlords embrace facial recognition cameras More than 130 residents at a Brooklyn apartment complex oppose plan to use the cameras, whose use, experts say, is quietly expanding in cities Tenants in a New York City apartment complex are fighting...
11:12, 05/30/2019

People at King’s Cross site express unease about facial recognition One person reassured by the technology but most echo the complaint that ‘it’s unjustified’Members of the public have said there is no justification for the use of facial recognition technology in CCTV...
01:00, 08/14/2019

Office worker launches UK's first police facial recognition legal action Ed Bridges, from Cardiff, says ‘intrusive’ technology is used on thousands of peopleAn office worker who believes his image was captured by facial recognition cameras when he popped out for a sandwich...
19:24, 05/21/2019

Inconvenience store: Tacoma shop’s facial recognition AI is a racist nightmare A convenience store in Tacoma has installed a facial recognition security system to deny customers entry unless they’re approved by an AI. This news has likely been well-received by the city’s discrim...
03:24, 07/02/2019

FBI facial recognition accuracy and policy still fall short, GAO tells Congress The FBI's facial recognition system was called to task today by the GAO and Congress. The TSA was also critiqued for its airport pilot program.Read More...
22:24, 06/04/2019

NSW suggests facial recognition could replace Opal cards in 'not too distant future' Labor says transport minister’s speech ‘curious’ and plan would carry major privacy risksFacial recognition could be used to replace swipe cards on public transport, the New South Wales government has...
10:48, 07/11/2019

Facebook loses facial-recognition privacy appeal and could pay billions in fines Facebook lost a federal appeal on Thursday in a lawsuit over facial-recognition data. That could lead to the company paying massive fines over its privacy practices....
09:12, 08/09/2019

Report: FTC to Accuse Facebook of Using 2FA Numbers for Ads, Hiding Facial Recognition Settings The Federal Trade Commission recently attracted scorn from congressional Democrats for fining world-spanning social network Facebook just $5 billion rather than tens of billions after the company fail...
11:12, 07/24/2019

London mayor writes to King’s Cross owner over facial recognition Sadiq Khan raises concerns after development admits using technology in its CCTVThe mayor of London has written to the owner of the King’s Cross development demanding to know whether the company belie...
01:00, 08/14/2019

Amazon Shareholders Reject Facial Recognition, Climate Change Proposals Amazon said Wednesday that shareholders at an annual meeting in Seattle voted against proposals related to two major social issues: climate change and facial recognition technology....
11:12, 05/23/2019

As summer camps turn on facial recognition, parents demand: More smiles, please Debate may be raging about government uses of facial-recognition technology, but the technology already is an accepted part of Americans’ everyday lives. Now hundreds of summer camps across the United...
08:00, 08/09/2019

AI Weekly: Detroit’s facial recognition battle is about the ends justifying the means The Detroit Police Department hopes to convince Rep. Rashida Tlaib that in its use of facial recognition software, the ends justify the means.Read More...
02:36, 08/24/2019

Amazon shareholders reject facial recognition ban as concern grows in U.S. Congress Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday said shareholders rejected proposals to curb and audit its facial recognition service, just as members of Congress indicated there was bipartisan support to one day regulat...
21:12, 05/22/2019

Australia promises national vote on recognition of indigenous people by 2022 Australia will hold a national vote within three years on whether to include recognition of indigenous people in its constitution, the government said on Wednesday, an issue that has spurred decades o...
06:24, 07/10/2019

Privacy watchdog investigating King's Cross facial recognition system The UK data and privacy watchdog has said it is launching an investigation into the use of facial recognition cameras at King's Cross in central London....
01:24, 08/16/2019

Documents Reveal How ICE Agents Exploit DMV Photos for Shady Facial Recognition Searches Facial recognition is a powerful surveillance tool, one that is deeply unregulated, unjustly biased, and dangerously abused. And yet, over the last few years, agents from the FBI and ICE have conducte...
03:36, 07/09/2019

New York school district's facial recognition system sparks privacy fears Plan for cameras to track students in Lockport’s schools called ‘unprecedented invasion of privacy’ and ‘colossal waste of money’A school district in western New York is launching a first-of-its-kind ...
09:00, 05/31/2019

California could become first to limit facial recognition technology; police aren't happy Police want to use facial recognition software as a tool, but some California lawmakers say such technology represents a threat to privacy.        ...
18:36, 06/16/2019

Facebook deceived users about the way it used phone numbers, facial recognition, FTC to allege in complaint The FTC will allege Facebook was not clear that advertisers could target users who submitted their numbers as part of a security feature and will contend that Facebook gave some people inadequate info...
21:00, 07/23/2019

AI Weekly: Facial recognition policy makers debate temporary moratorium vs. permanent ban While some say facial recognition software can be made to work for everyone, others say it's a "uniquely dangerous and oppressive technology."Read More...
01:48, 05/18/2019

Amazon investors reject call to limit facial recognition system sales Amazon shareholders have voted against a proposal to limit the company from selling its facial recognition technology to law enforcement and government agencies. The proposal, which highlighted concer...
21:36, 05/22/2019

Amazon Shareholders Fail to Limit Company's Sale of Facial Recognition Software Long-simmering concerns over Amazon’s facial recognition software came to a head today during the company’s annual shareholder meeting, where activist investors put forward several agenda items that w...
21:00, 05/22/2019

Activists launch tool to help travelers avoid airlines that use facial recognition technology Companies such as JetBlue began utilizing the technology after Trump issued an executive order pushing for its use in US airportsA new tool launched by privacy activists offers to help travelers avoid...
23:36, 06/05/2019

Facebook AI study: Major object recognition systems favor people with more money Facebook AI researchers found object recognition systems for major companies like Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and IBM work better for people with more money.Read More...
09:00, 06/08/2019

AI Weekly: Proposed ban on facial recognition in public housing points to regulation appetite Facial recognition made headlines again this week after three Congressional lawmakers introduced legislation that would bar it from public housing.Read More...
00:24, 07/27/2019

Amazon shareholders reject banning sale of facial recognition software to law enforcement Amazon shareholders rejected two proposals to limit sales of its facial recognition technology "Rekognition" to governments and law enforcement.        ...
01:12, 05/23/2019

Tlaib tussles with Detroit police on Twitter over 'bulls--t' facial recognition software Responding to presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders coming out against police use of facial recognition software, Rep. Rashida Tlaib likewise called for the Detroit Police Department not to use t...
10:12, 08/21/2019

Google Assistant just got its biggest upgrade ever: Real-time on-device voice recognition It’s the first day of Google’s I/O 2019 developers event, which means the main keynote of the show is well underway. Google started the show with a few neat Search tricks, including brand ...
02:12, 05/08/2019

N Korean eatery accused of selling facial recognition products to bypass sanctions With its bold red paintwork, bright signage and blue Korean unification flag on prominent display, the Koryo restaurant in the northern Vietnamese city of Hanoi does little to hide its North Korean ti...
09:48, 05/20/2019

UPDATE 1-Amazon shareholders reject proposal to ban facial recognition sales to governments Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday said shareholders rejected proposals to curb and audit its facial recognition service, just as members of Congress indicated there was bipartisan support to one day regulat...
19:36, 05/22/2019

Photo storage service Ever developed facial recognition tools using photos uploaded to its app What began in 2013 as another cloud storage app has pivoted toward a far more lucrative business known as Ever AI — without telling the app's millions of users, NBC News reports....
19:48, 05/09/2019

Both Democrats and Republicans blast facial-recognition technology in a rare bipartisan moment A hearing on Wednesday suggested that opposition to facial recognition technology could be the rare issue progressives and conversatives in Congress. Several members voiced worries about the technolog...
22:48, 05/22/2019

Amazon will serve any government agency with facial recognition technology, so long as it’s legal The head of Amazon’s cloud computing division said the company will work with any government agency that followed the law, in contrast with rival Microsoft.Read More...
09:36, 06/11/2019

Jo Brand sparks anger by sharing her 'fantasy' of battery acid being thrown over politicians instead of milkshakes Comedian Jo Brand has sparked anger after she joked about her 'fantasy' that politicians should have battery acid thrown at them instead of milkshakes....
17:48, 06/12/2019

Carrie Symonds says politicians have 'gigantic responsibility' to the environment in first public speech since No10 move Boris Johnson's partner Carrie Symonds said politicians have a "gigantic responsibility to make the right decisions" over the environmental crisis, in her first solo public appearance since moving int...
22:24, 08/16/2019

Team USA coaches Gregg Popovich and Steve Kerr — longtime Trump critics — rip politicians Gregg Popovich and Steve Kerr rip lawmakers for not doing enough on gun control in aftermath of mass shootings in Gilroy, Calif., El Paso and Dayton.       ...
21:12, 08/07/2019

FBI, ICE find state driver’s license photos are a gold mine for facial-recognition searches The state DMV databases form the bedrock of an unprecedented surveillance infrastructure, allowing federal investigative and immigration agents to scan hundreds of millions of Americans’ faces without...
22:24, 07/07/2019

Facial recognition software used by Scotland Yard wrong in four out of five cases, damning report warns Four out of five people identified as suspects by controversial facial recognition technology used at Scotland Yard were innocent, a damning new report has found....
03:12, 07/04/2019

Privacy campaigners call for review of King's Cross facial recognition cameras Privacy campaigners today called for a national review of facial recognition technology as it emerged the controversial CCTV cameras have been deployed in central London....
12:48, 08/13/2019

State driver’s license databases prove valuable for FBI, ICE for facial-recognition searches: report Federal authorities have had access to millions of Americans’ photos without their consent or approval from Congress by tapping into state driver’s license databases and have turned into an “unprecede...
07:00, 07/08/2019

Microsoft’s Azure Cognitive Services adds reinforcement learning for recommendations and doodle recognition AI Microsoft's Azure Cognitive Services introduced new AI tools today, including Personalizer, which uses reinforcement learning to improve recommendations.Read More...
05:36, 05/03/2019

Orlando ends Amazon's controversial facial recognition pilot program after technical glitches Orlando's pilot of Amazon's facial recognition program is coming to an end after being plagued by technical issues, bandwidth problems and criticism of the controversial face-scanning technology....
23:48, 07/19/2019

Public school district in New York starts using facial recognition to stop mass shootings Lockport City School District began testing the Aegis system on Monday. It's an early warning system to inform staff of threats like guns on campus.        ...
20:48, 05/30/2019

Politicians need to move fast as Facebook & Co move into finance: BIS Politicians need to quickly coordinate regulatory responses to new risks from technology companies like Facebook moving into finance, though banks won't be squeezed out anytime soon, the Bank for Inte...
19:00, 06/23/2019

Politicians need to move fast as Facebook & Co move into finance - BIS Politicians need to quickly coordinate regulatory responses to new risks from technology companies like Facebook moving into finance, though banks won't be squeezed out anytime soon, the Bank for Inte...
21:36, 06/23/2019