Glad this story is still getting attention, because it so neatly demonstrates why facial recognition is scary. We shouldn’t tolerate this level of surveillance—by private or public actors. link to ‘Madison Square Garden’s facial recognition policy ignites debate over the tech : NPR’
I’m skeptical of many technologies, most of which I can concede have some real value. In contrast, I have a lot of trouble seeing any value in facial recognition that outweighs the obvious, large-scale harms that can come from it.
link to ‘Iran to use facial recognition to identify women without hijabs | Ars Technica’
Oh please no.
link to ‘TSA Quietly Deploying Facial Recognition Scanners At Major US Airports | Techdirt’
To get my current driver’s license, I was asked to take off my glasses for the photo and told it had something to do with facial recognition. That terrified me, but my hope is that since I ALWAYS wear my glasses, the software is going to struggle matching me to that photo.
I don’t like Paxton, and I can’t imagine this is much more than performative railing against a strawman version of Big Tech, but this is a real issue, so I’m interested to see where it goes.
link to ‘Texas Sues Google Over Use of Facial Images - WSJ’
Some more coverage of the (possible) photo find. This is the only news I’ve ever read related to facial recognition software that I’ve been happy rather than grumpy about 😂
link to ‘At long last, a photo of Mormon founder Joseph Smith emerges’
The problem with facial recognition isn’t (just) accuracy—it’s the underlying values of such a project.
link to ‘Clearview AI does well in another round of facial recognition accuracy tests. - The New York Times’