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5 B.C. police officers used 'illegal' facial recognition tech slammed by privacy commissioners

On Feb 3, 2021
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The privacy commissioner of British Columbia has revealed five individual police officers in the province used a controversial facial recognition service that 'illegally' harvested billions of social media images.

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On Feb 3, 2021
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“What Clearview does is mass surveillance and it is illegal. The worst part of the argument... is that their corporate interests should prevail over the privacy interests of the people whose images were scraped and then disclosed.” https://t.co/nEKa8Zg4M9
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5 B.C. police officers used 'illegal' facial recognition tech slammed by privacy commissioners

5 B.C. police officers used 'illegal' facial recognition tech slammed by privacy commissioners

The privacy commissioner of British Columbia has revealed five individual police officers in the province used a controversial facial recognition service that 'illegally' harvested billions ...

Clearview AI’s unlawful practices represented mass surveillance of Canadians, commissioners say

Clearview AI’s unlawful practices represented mass surveillance of Canadians, commissioners say

The joint investigation by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, the Commission d'accès à l'information du Québec, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for ...

U.S. technology company Clearview AI violated Canadian privacy law: report

U.S. technology company Clearview AI violated Canadian privacy law: report

American technology firm Clearview AI violated Canadian privacy laws by collecting photos of Canadians without their knowledge or consent, an investigation by four of Canada's privacy ...

Privacy commissioners launch investigation into facial recognition technology tested by Toronto police, other GTA forces

Privacy commissioners launch investigation into facial recognition technology tested by Toronto police, other GTA forces

Toronto police and the forces in Peel, Halton and Durham regions, have all confirmed to the Star that they used Clearview AI, an app that lets officers compare unidentified people to a ...

Canadian Privacy Commissioners to Investigate Creepy Facial Recognition Firm Clearview AI

Canadian Privacy Commissioners to Investigate Creepy Facial Recognition Firm Clearview AI

Canadian authorities are investigating shady face recognition company Clearview AI on the grounds that its scraping of billions of photos from the web might violate privacy laws, Reuters ...

Here’s a Way Forward on Facial Recognition

Here’s a Way Forward on Facial Recognition

The police should be able to use it, but in a very limited way.

Clearview’s Controversial Facial Recognition AI Automates Mass Surveillance

Clearview’s Controversial Facial Recognition AI Automates Mass Surveillance

There’s no doubt that facial recognition tech can make our lives easier, but the problem is that it also automates practices that are arguably more questionable, such as the mass ...

IBM scraps facial recognition tech over racial profiling concerns

IBM scraps facial recognition tech over racial profiling concerns

IBM said that it does not condone use of technology for mass surveillance, racial profiling or violations of basic human rights and freedoms.

Facial recognition technology and the end of privacy for good

Facial recognition technology and the end of privacy for good

New facial recognition technology and its potential uses are justifiably raising fears.

Microsoft Joins Ban on Sale of Facial Recognition Tech to Police

Microsoft Joins Ban on Sale of Facial Recognition Tech to Police

Microsoft has joined Amazon and IBM in banning the sale of facial recognition technology to police departments and pushing for federal laws to regulate the technology.

How Fashion Designers Are Thwarting Facial Recognition Surveillance

How Fashion Designers Are Thwarting Facial Recognition Surveillance

Privacy activists say we should be alarmed by the rise of automated facial recognition surveillance. Transhumanist Zoltan Istvan says it's time to embrace the end of privacy as we know it.

6 Spooky Ways Local Law Enforcement Is Watching You

6 Spooky Ways Local Law Enforcement Is Watching You

A day in the life of the surveillance state Often, the discussion on government surveillance in the US is all about the NSA or the FBI. But the feds aren’t the only ones spying on you. ...

UK And Australia To Probe Clearview AI Facial Recognition

UK And Australia To Probe Clearview AI Facial Recognition

The British and Australian data protection authorities have opened an investigation into the controversial facial recognition technology firm Clearview AI.

Will NYT's facial-recognition story sway privacy debate?

Will NYT's facial-recognition story sway privacy debate?

Over the weekend, The New York Times reported on a little-known company called Clearview AI. The startup has "devised a groundbreaking facial recognition app" that allows a user to "take a ...

MPs to examine privacy implications of facial-recognition technology used by RCMP

MPs to examine privacy implications of facial-recognition technology used by RCMP

OTTAWA — The controversial use of facial-recognition tools will soon be scrutinized by MPs. Members of the House of Commons committee on access to information, privacy and ethics voted this ...

Big tech to Congress: Your move on facial recognition

Big tech to Congress: Your move on facial recognition

But civil rights supporters want companies like IBM, Amazon and Microsoft to go beyond calling for legislation.

Controversial startup to continue supplying police with facial-recognition tech

Controversial startup to continue supplying police with facial-recognition tech

Clearview AI has no plans to stop offering its facial recognition to police, even as Amazon and IBM have decided to rein in the technology.