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CNET: Police Are Using Facial Recognition For Minor Crimes, 'Because They Can'

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"Police often frame facial recognition as a necessary tool to solve the most heinous crimes, like terrorist attacks and violent assaults, but researchers have found that the technology is more frequently used for low-level offenses," reports CNET: In a recent court filing, the New York ...

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CNET: Police Are Using Facial Recognition For Minor Crimes, 'Because They Can'

CNET: Police Are Using Facial Recognition For Minor Crimes, 'Because They Can'

"Police often frame facial recognition as a necessary tool to solve the most heinous crimes, like terrorist attacks and violent assaults, but researchers have found that the technology is ...

Police are using facial recognition for minor crimes because they can

Police are using facial recognition for minor crimes because they can

Law enforcement is tapping the tech for low-level crimes like shoplifting, because there are no limits. But the tool often makes errors.

How police are using technology like drones and facial recognition to track people across the US

How police are using technology like drones and facial recognition to track people across the US

Emerging technology is giving police departments new ways to prevent crime. It’s also rapidly expanding the scope of police surveillance of civilians.

IBM Used NYPD Surveillance Footage to Develop Technology That Lets Police Search by Skin Color

IBM Used NYPD Surveillance Footage to Develop Technology That Lets Police Search by Skin Color

New York City served as IBM’s “primary testing area” for developing software that enables police to search surveillance video footage for skin color.

NYPD may soon have to divulge surveillance technologies

NYPD may soon have to divulge surveillance technologies

Growing concern that government agencies are using largely unregulated technology to monitor nationwide protests against police brutality

She Was Arrested at 14. Then Her Photo Went to a Facial Recognition Database.

She Was Arrested at 14. Then Her Photo Went to a Facial Recognition Database.

With little oversight, the N.Y.P.D. has been using powerful surveillance technology on photos of children and teenagers.

IBM exits facial recognition, but that doesn’t mean it’s cutting ties with police

IBM exits facial recognition, but that doesn’t mean it’s cutting ties with police

The tech giant still sells AI tools to police departments that experts say can entrench racial bias in law enforcement.

Over 1,100 Policing Agencies in the U.S. Have Bought Drones Capable of Recording

Over 1,100 Policing Agencies in the U.S. Have Bought Drones Capable of Recording

Despite assurances from police that data will not be shared, it’s hard to imagine that if it exists, it won’t be used.

NYPD Used Facial Recognition Technology In Siege Of Black Lives Matter Activist’s Apartment

NYPD Used Facial Recognition Technology In Siege Of Black Lives Matter Activist’s Apartment

The NYPD has previously stated that the technology is used to gather leads on suspects for crimes, such as robberies and shootings, not to identify people in crowds or at rallies

NYPD used facial recognition to track down Black Lives Matter activist

NYPD used facial recognition to track down Black Lives Matter activist

Dozens of officers were sent to 28-year-old Derrick Ingram’s house

Cute videos, but little evidence: Police say Amazon Ring isn't much of a crime fighter

Cute videos, but little evidence: Police say Amazon Ring isn't much of a crime fighter

Hundreds of police departments have signed agreements with Ring to gain access to footage filmed on home surveillance cameras

Arrests for Low-Level Crimes Are Plummeting, and the Experts Are Flummoxed

Arrests for Low-Level Crimes Are Plummeting, and the Experts Are Flummoxed

Major police departments around the country are arresting fewer people for minor crimes, according to a growing body of criminal justice data, and experts haven’t been able to pinpoint why.

We don’t know how protests are being surveilled. Here’s why that’s a problem

We don’t know how protests are being surveilled. Here’s why that’s a problem

Researchers and politicians have called for more transparency around how law enforcement uses technology to surveil protests.

UK police use of facial recognition tests public’s tolerance

UK police use of facial recognition tests public’s tolerance

LONDON (AP) — When British police used facial recognition cameras to monitor crowds arriving for a soccer match in Wales, some fans protested by covering their faces. In a sign of the ...

Parliamentary committee calls for halt to facial recognition trials

Parliamentary committee calls for halt to facial recognition trials

Issues with biometrics and forensics pose a significant risk to effective functioning of the criminal justice system, according to a report by the Science and Technology Committee.

NYC requires more transparency on police use of surveillance tech

NYC requires more transparency on police use of surveillance tech

The POST Act requires the New York City Police Department to disclose the technology it uses, how it protects privacy and any disparate impacts on marginalized communities.

Police Ties to Ring Home Surveillance Come Under Scrutiny

Police Ties to Ring Home Surveillance Come Under Scrutiny

Agencies in all but three states have a Ring partnership.

Microsoft needs to stop selling surveillance to the NYPD

Microsoft needs to stop selling surveillance to the NYPD

Microsoft’s decision not to sell facial recognition to the police means nothing if the company won’t stop selling the Orwellian Domain Awareness System to the New York Police Department.