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(Reuters) -Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday it is extending until further notice a moratorium it imposed last year on police use of its facial recognition software.
I’ve worked for firms involved with social media, cybersecurity and ad tech. But you don’t have to work at a tech company to see how what began as a cool idea can morph into what UX circles call a dark pattern: an interface trick to bait-and-switch users into getting what the business wants.
Criminal hackers are increasingly using brazen methods to increase pressure on law enforcement agencies to pay ransoms, including leaking or threatening to leak highly sensitive and potentially life-threatening information.
Law enforcement agencies across the US have used facial recognition technology to solve homicides and bust human traffickers, but concern about its accuracy and the growing pervasiveness of video surveillance is leading some state lawmakers to hit the pause button.
A coalition of musicians and human rights groups urged music streaming company Spotify on May 4 to rule out possible use of a speech recognition tool it recently developed to suggest songs – describing the technology as “creepy” and “invasive”.
Thanks to their concentration, their strategic location and their connection to the electricity network, streetlamps could well have a key role to play in the smart cities of the future, carrying sensors, cameras, Internet connectivity or electric charging points, for example.
Officials hailed Moscow’s massive facial-recognition camera network as a benign aid to residents that would enforce quarantine restrictions, catch criminals and even let them pay subway fares. Now it’s being deployed to crush dissent against President Vladimir Putin.
An influential racial justice group called on Google to allow independent auditors to investigate the company’s business for potential discriminatory conduct.
KUALA LUMPUR: RHB Banking Group has introduced Smart Interview, a virtual feature which forms part of RHB Financing (SME) Mobile App.
The use of webcams with AI-facial recognition technology to discourage cheating among students has incited backlash.