Sheriffs Using Iris Recognition Technology along US-Mexico Border

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TweetYum In April, 2017 the Southwestern Border Sheriffs’ Coalition (SBSC) unanimously approved use of iris recognition technology as a defense against “violent unauthorized immigrants.” All 31 US counties along the 1,989 miles of the US border with Mexico will receive a three-year trial of Inmate Recognition Identification System (IRIS), created by the company Biometric Intelligence […]

Facial recognition tech is rocketing ahead of laws that can control it

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TweetYum“Many Americans don’t realize they’re already in a facial recognition database,” Jennifer Lynch, a staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said Wednesday in a hearing on the technology. Addressing Senator Al Franken and the Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law, Lynch pointed out that there is a painful disconnect between how little personal […]

Judicial Watch Staff Members Angel Azar and Irene Garcia Earn “Certificate of Congressional Recognition”

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TweetYumJudicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today Judicial Watch staff members Angel Azar and Irene Garcia will each receive a Certificate of Congressional Recognition for “outstanding and invaluable service” to the community as a “successful Hispanic leader in South Florida.” This awards ceremony is part of an effort […]

How To Disable Facebook’s New Facial Recognition Feature

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TweetYumFacebook has rolled out a new feature that relies on facial recognition technology to automatically identify users in photos posted to the site and recommend people that others can tag in these images. The feature, which was already live in the U.S., is now being launched in “most countries,” according to Facebook, and has led […]

Unmanned spy drones and facial recognition cameras could soon be the norm

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TweetYumThe growth of the police and surveillance state continues. We delve deeper and deeper into a Brave New World/1984 style grid of control while the general populace wants to just to continue buying ipods, plasma televisions and Blu Ray discs. Ministers signalled (sic) that advances in technology meant there was nothing to stop such controversial […]