Tag: facial recognition

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Convenience store spy cameras face legal challenge

The Southern Co-Op chain is facing a legal challenge to its use of facial recognition technology to cut crime. Big Brother Watch has complained to the Information Commissioner’s Office about biometric surveillance at its shops. The privacy campaign group says the system at the convenience stores breaches data protection and people may end up on […]

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ICO to step in after schools use facial recognition to speed up lunch queue

Privacy campaigners raise concerns after nine schools in North Ayrshire scan faces of pupils to take payments The Information Commissioner’s Office is to intervene over concerns about the use of facial recognition technology on pupils queueing for lunch in school canteens in the UK. Nine schools in North Ayrshire began taking payments for school lunches […]

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Clearview AI has scraped 10 billion photos from the web

Clearview appears to have ignored demands from social media companies to stop taking images from their platforms. Clearview AI has scraped over 10 billion photographs from people’s social media profiles on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other platforms for its controversial facial-recognition tool. Clearview CEO Hoan Ton-That told Wired that a larger database of photos means […]

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