Government’s facial recognition scheme could be abused, lawyers warn

Government’s facial recognition scheme could be abused, lawyers warn

Updated May 03, 2018 17:47:20 A national facial recognition scheme could be misused for social surveillance and cracking down on traffic infringements unless tightly controlled, the Law Council has warned. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has introduced legislation that would allow his department to store Australian’s biometric data in a …

Dutton’s facial recognition scheme could target jaywalkers, lawyer warns | Australia news

People who litter or jaywalk could be caught using facial recognition technology if the broad powers proposed by Peter Dutton’s home affairs department are not limited, the Law Council has warned. At a parliamentary inquiry hearing on Thursday the Law Council president, Morry Bailes, will warn that facial recognition could …

Facebook facial recognition could unlock clues in search for missing persons

Facebook facial recognition could unlock clues in search for missing persons

By Housnia Shams Posted April 30, 2018 15:37:29 Photo: Some of the missing persons who now have profiles featured in the world-first campaign. (Supplied: Invisible Friends) Sending a Facebook friend request to a missing person seems strange, but it may be the key to finding them. Sevak Simonian was 21 …

Commonwealth Games facial recognition software to stay, but when will it be used? The Queensland Government won’t say

Commonwealth Games facial recognition software to stay, but when will it be used? The Queensland Government won’t say

Updated April 19, 2018 19:25:29 Photo: Facial recognition technology is already being used around the world. (Supplied) The Queensland Government won’t say what future use it has in mind for facial recognition software which was put in place for the Commonwealth Games. Key points: Qld rushed through laws to allow …

Facial recognition technology spots wanted man in crowd of 60,000 Chinese concert-goers

Facial recognition technology spots wanted man in crowd of 60,000 Chinese concert-goers

Posted April 17, 2018 18:48:57 Photo: China is betting big on facial recognition as a way to control its citizens, with police to be issued with smartglasses (Reuters: Thomas Peter) Related Story: Chinese authorities use facial recognition, public shaming to crack down on crime Related Story: Facebook facing class action …

Facebook facing class action over facial recognition software

Facebook facing class action over facial recognition software

Updated April 17, 2018 16:56:41 A US federal judge has ruled that Facebook must face a class action lawsuit alleging that the social network unlawfully used a facial recognition process on photos without user permission. Facebook created a template that automatically tags people when a photo is uploaded to the …

Singapore to test facial recognition on lampposts, stoking privacy fears

Singapore to test facial recognition on lampposts, stoking privacy fears

Posted April 13, 2018 18:54:09 Photo: Chinese company Yitu’s facial recognition technology is capable of identifying over 1.8 billion faces in less than 3 seconds. (Reuters: Edgar Su) Surveillance cameras sitting on top of over 100,000 lampposts in Singapore could soon help authorities pick out and recognise faces in crowds …

Facial recognition technology used in world first to diagnose intellectual disabilities

Facial recognition technology used in world first to diagnose intellectual disabilities

Posted April 05, 2018 06:44:42 Photo: Ainsley Hayes hopes the new facial recognition program will be able to help diagnose her daughter’s intellectual disability. (ABC News, Newcastle: Nancy Notzon ) External Link: Catalyst facial recognition Since the day Charleigh Hayes was born, her life has been filled with doctors and …

Chinese authorities use facial recognition, public shaming to crack down on jaywalking, criminals

Chinese authorities use facial recognition, public shaming to crack down on jaywalking, criminals

Updated March 20, 2018 21:52:43 Photo: The Shenzhen traffic police website publishes the photos and identification details of offenders. (Supplied: Shenzhen Traffic Police) Related Story: The rise of the Chinese robots, and what it means for humanity Related Story: China catching up to US in race towards artificial intelligence In …