Emerging Tech

You No Longer Own Your Face

Students were recorded for research—and then became part of a data set that lives forever online, potentially accessible to anyone.

Emerging Tech

Survey: Many Americans Support Facial Recognition in Airports

Though some think it’s invasive, a new survey suggests attitudes about the emerging tech might be improving.

IT Modernization

DHS to Move Biometric Data on Hundreds of Millions of People to Amazon Cloud

The department seeks a new platform to identify people using fingerprints, irises and faces, and eventually DNA, palm prints, scars and tattoos.

Emerging Tech

Survey: U.S. Air Travelers Approve of Biometric Identification

A large majority of respondents said they are willing to give up their biometric data—when they perceive a security benefit.

Cybersecurity

CBP Says Thousands of Traveler Photos Stolen in ‘Malicious Cyber-Attack’

The breach happened at one of the agency’s subcontractors and didn’t involve any data collected under its facial recognition program, officials said.

Emerging Tech

Lawmakers Question Integrity of FBI’s Facial Recognition Program

The bureau for years ignored concerns about the accuracy and transparency of its facial recognition efforts, and the House Oversight Committee isn’t happy about it.

Emerging Tech

CBP’s Airport Facial Recognition ‘Is Not a Surveillance Program’

As the public grows wary of facial recognition, the head of CBP’s biometric entry and exit initiative says the agency is using the tech responsibly.

Emerging Tech

Democrats, Republicans Both Want to Regulate Facial Recognition

If left unchecked, lawmakers worry the tech will infringe on Americans’ privacy and civil liberties, and perpetuate racial and gender discrimination in the criminal justice system.

Emerging Tech

The AI Supply Chain Runs on Ignorance

Tech companies often fail to tell users how their data will be employed. Sometimes, the firms can’t even anticipate it themselves.

Emerging Tech

Can the Bay Area Rein In the Surveillance Tools It Created?

Oakland and San Francisco may become the first cities to ban use of facial recognition technology by government entities. But that’s only the beginning.

Emerging Tech

The Tenants Fighting Back Against Facial Recognition Technology

The landlord of a rent-stabilized apartment in Brooklyn wants to install a facial recognition security system, sparking a debate about privacy and surveillance.

Emerging Tech

Here Come AI-Enabled Cameras Meant to Sense Crime Before It Occurs

The future of video surveillance is about detecting not just faces, but behaviors.

Data

Your Online-Shopping Experience Was Grown in a Lab

How companies are using biofeedback to sell more products

Emerging Tech

Facial Recognition Bill Would Ban Companies From Sharing Your Face Without Consent

A bipartisan bill introduced this week would strengthen consumer protections around facial recognition technology.

Emerging Tech

Government Needs An ‘Ethical Framework’ to Tackle Emerging Technology

At SXSW, a beacon of technology idealism, mayors discuss how to deal with the difficult problems that can come with new tech.

CIO Briefing

Why the Amazon Pushback Is Also About Immigrants

After the HQ2 cancellation in Queens, Amazon’s connections to federal immigration enforcement are drawing scrutiny and criticism in other cities, too.

Cybersecurity

Trump Calls For More Biometric Scans, Data Sharing To Stop Terrorism

International travelers can expect to see more facial recognition and other biometric technologies per the latest national security strategy document.

Emerging Tech

Amazon Proposes Facial Recognition Guidelines to Policymakers

The company called for “open, honest and earnest dialogue” instead of a ban.

Emerging Tech

How All-Knowing Smartphones Could Become the Pentagon’s Employee Access Cards

An algorithm will track how employees use their phones, how they walk and even where they go to constantly verify users’ identity.

Emerging Tech

Another Major DHS Contract Is Being Recompeted Through GSA

A $100 million U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services modernization and support opportunity will go to IT Schedule 70 contract holders.