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Facial Recognition and Bias Recognition


Washington PostThe American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday sued the Justice Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the FBI for records detailing their use of facial-recognition software, arguing that the agencies have secretly implemented a nationwide surveillance technology that threatens Americans’ privacy and civil rights.
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More than 640 million facial photos, including from state driver’s license databases, are also available for search by an internal FBI unit known as Facial Analysis, Comparison and Evaluation, or FACE, the Government Accountability Office reported in June. That team has logged more than 390,000 facial-recognition searches from local, state and federal investigators since 2011.

Facial-recognition technology is designed by companies such as Amazon, Idemia and NEC and offered on a contract basis for government use. (Amazon founder Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Post.)

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Funny how this secret, abusive facial recognition program run by the owner of the Washington Post didn't bother to report on it until eight years and a different president later.

This entry was published Thu Nov 07 11:47:33 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2019-11-02 03:09:58.0. [Tweet]

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