Category Archives: Surveillance technology

arstechnica: Forget scanning license plates; cops will soon ID you via your roof rack

arstechnica: Forget scanning license plates; cops will soon ID you via your roof rack by Cyrus Farivar” ELSAG LPR upgrade can ID “spare tire, bumper sticker, or a ride-sharing company decal.”

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NPRL: Body Camera Maker Weighs Adding Facial Recognition Technology

NPRL: Body Camera Maker Weighs Adding Facial Recognition Technology by Ian Wren: The largest supplier of law enforcement body cameras in the U.S. is exploring pairing its cameras with new AI capabilities — including real-time face recognition.

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Wired UK: Facial recognition tech used by UK police is making a ton of mistakes

Wired UK: Facial recognition tech used by UK police is making a ton of mistakes by Matt Burgess: South Wales Police, London’s Met and Leicestershire have all been trialling automated facial recognition in public places. But a lack of legal … Continue reading

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VA: LP reader information is “personal information” under state law

Under Virginia law, “[t]he pictures and associated data stored in the Police Department’s A[utomated] L[icense] P[late] R[reader] database meet the statutory definition of ‘personal information.’” The court can’t tell on this record whether it constitutes an “information system.” Neal v. … Continue reading

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IN: Thermal imaging SW was based on PC, then SW for house was, too

The police obtained a thermal imaging warrant, and it was based on probable cause, information from a CI that was corroborated. That led to a search warrant for the premises, and it was also based on collective knowledge of the … Continue reading

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Fortune: Police Body Cameras Could Get Facial Recognition Technology

Fortune: Police Body Cameras Could Get Facial Recognition Technology by Lisa Marie Segarra:

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The Crime Report: Facial Recognition Software: Coming Soon to Your Local Retailer?

The Crime Report: Facial Recognition Software: Coming Soon to Your Local Retailer? by Nick Coult: Shoplifting is harmless, right? It’s nothing more than a victimless petty crime. Besides, it doesn’t really hurt the retailers because they just write off their … Continue reading

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The Reporter: Columnist: Answers to privacy concerns depend on philosophical approach

The Reporter: Columnist: Answers to privacy concerns depend on philosophical approach by Richard Bammer:

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Motherboard: Mass Surveillance Memes Show Our Collective Anxiety Over Government Spying

Motherboard: Mass Surveillance Memes Show Our Collective Anxiety Over Government Spying by Mack DeGeurin: Surveillance memes are everywhere because it feels like surveillance is everywhere.

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WSJ: Artificial Intelligence Could Soon Enhance Real-Time Police Surveillance

WSJ: Artificial Intelligence Could Soon Enhance Real-Time Police Surveillance by Shibani Mahtani and Zusha Elinson: CHICAGO—Several technology companies are working with police departments across the U.S. to develop the capability to add artificial intelligence to video surveillance and body cameras … Continue reading

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The Economist: There will be little privacy in the workplace of the future

The Economist: There will be little privacy in the workplace of the future: AI will make workplaces more efficient, safer-and much creepier.

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NYTimes: Hey, Alexa, What Can You Hear? And What Will You Do With It?

NYTimes: Hey, Alexa, What Can You Hear? And What Will You Do With It? by Sapna Maheswari: Amazon and Google have filed patent applications, many still under consideration, that outline how digital assistants can monitor more of what users say … Continue reading

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