Expert: We need new laws for the facial recognition ‘Wild West’

A new paper outlines why Congress needs to regulate facial recognition to protect consumers and their "faceprints."

Alisson Clark-Florida • futurity
Dec. 8, 2020 ~5 min

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Expert: We need new laws for the facial recognition ‘Wild West’

A new paper outlines why Congress needs to regulate facial recognition to protect consumers and their "faceprints."

Alisson Clark-Florida • futurity
Dec. 8, 2020 ~5 min

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‘Fawkes’ tool protects you from facial recognition online

A new software tool called Fawkes can "cloak" photos before you upload them to social media to prevent facial recognition algorithms from identifying you.

Robert Mitchum-Chicago • futurity
Aug. 17, 2020 ~9 min

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Facial recognition in schools risks making racism worse

Deploying the use of facial recognition technology in schools "without understanding its implications would be unethical and dangerous," experts argue.

U. Michigan • futurity
Aug. 12, 2020 ~5 min

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How to hide from a drone – the subtle art of 'ghosting' in the age of surveillance

Avoiding drones' prying eyes can be as complicated as donning a high-tech hoodie and as simple as ducking under a tree.

Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick, Associate Professor of Political Sociology, University of San Diego • conversation
July 28, 2020 ~7 min

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High-tech surveillance amplifies police bias and overreach

Police forces across the country now have access to surveillance technologies that were recently available only to national intelligence services. The digitization of bias and abuse of power followed.

Andrew Guthrie Ferguson, Professor of Law, American University • conversation
June 12, 2020 ~9 min

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Gender equality can shape men’s ability to recognize famous females

New research suggests a country’s degree of gender equality can shape men’s ability to recognize famous female faces.

Ekaterian Pesheva • harvard
Dec. 5, 2019 ~7 min

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