Tag - facial-recognition



An Israeli military helicopter flying away from the helipad of a hospitalin Tel Aviv, Israel, after transporting a patient on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 28, 2024
Israel deploys expansive facial recognition program in Gaza
Members of Israeli intelligence and its military are concerned about the experimental surveillance effort's false positives and cases of mistaken identity.
Police officers monitor traffic on the streets from surveillance cameras in Buenos Aires in April 2020.
WORLD / Society
Mar 20, 2024
Reboot of Buenos Aires facial recognition plan fuels privacy fears
The system of 300 cameras linked to a national crime database was suspended two years ago after a court ruled it unconstitutional.
Japan Times
Nov 12, 2022
Australia bets on facial recognition for problem gamblers
The tech is set to be rolled out across gambling venues in the state of New South Wales next year, raising privacy concerns.
Japan Times
Mar 14, 2022
Ukraine now using Clearview AI’s facial recognition technology during war
Ukraine is receiving free access to Clearview AI's powerful search engine for faces, letting authorities potentially vet people of interest at checkpoints, among other uses.
Japan Times
Feb 7, 2022
Watch out for the facial recognition overlords
As the technology advances, today's gatekeepers of facial recognition are promising stringent security to protect the data. But is that a promise they can keep?
Dec 9, 2021
Resona forms 31-firm consortium on facial recognition payment system
The newly announced consortium includes West Japan Railway Co., Seven & i Holdings Co. and Hankyu Hanshin Holdings Inc.
Japan Times
Apr 9, 2021
Crimes against women spur more surveillance in South Asia
Use of these technologies with no evidence that they help reduce crime, and with no data protection laws, has raised alarm among privacy experts.
Japan Times
Mar 31, 2021
China using surveillance firms to help write ethnicity-tracking specs
Concern over racial detection in facial recognition systems is growing globally.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Kyushu
Mar 26, 2021
Despite push, integration of My Number and health cards off to slow start
The rate of uptake for the cards is low at around 25% and, due to the pandemic, many health care providers are not in a rush to install the required systems.
Japan Times
Jan 28, 2021
China's growing use of emotion recognition tech raises rights concerns
Technology that measures emotions based on biometric indicators such as facial movements, tone of voice or body movements is increasingly being marketed in China, researchers say, despite concerns about its accuracy and wider human rights implications.
Japan Times
Jan 7, 2021
Masks no obstacle for new facial recognition system from Japan's NEC
The firm had been working on a system to meet the needs of allergy sufferers who wear masks when the COVID-19 pandemic prompted it to accelerate development.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Nov 24, 2020
Which of these faces is real?
Computers are getting ever better at generating realistic, entirely imaginary people. But the flaws are all ours.
Japan Times
Oct 22, 2020
Facial recognition planned to halt coronavirus spread during Tokyo Olympics
Japan plans to use facial recognition technology, originally intended for security purposes, to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus when it hosts the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics next year, government sources said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 13, 2020
Japan's police introduce facial recognition system in criminal probes
About 10 million facial images are currently stored in the agency's database, including those of suspects referred to prosecutors who have not been arrested.
Feb 17, 2020
India's use of facial recognition tech during protests stirs criticism
When artist Rachita Taneja heads out to protest in New Delhi, she covers her face with a pollution mask, a hoodie or a scarf to reduce the risk of being identified by police facial recognition software.
Feb 15, 2020
App successfully reunites thousands of missing kids with families in India
Indian police have reunited thousands of missing and trafficked children with their families using a new facial recognition app that campaigners said is a "game changer" in tackling the problem.
Japan Times
Jan 31, 2020
Zuckerberg pledges Facebook users privacy upgrades after $550 million facial recognition settlement
Facebook Inc. has reached a $550 million settlement of claims it collected and stored millions of users' biometric data without their consent, as Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg pledged better protections for users to address privacy concerns that have dogged the social media company.
Japan Times
Jan 21, 2020
Alphabet CEO backs temporary ban on facial recognition but Microsoft boss disagrees
The European Union's proposal for a temporary ban on facial recognition technology won backing from Alphabet Inc. Chief Executive Sundar Pichai on Monday but got a cool response from Microsoft Corp. President Brad Smith.
Japan Times
Jan 14, 2020
'Smile with your eyes': How to beat South Korea's AI hiring bots and land a job
In cram school-obsessed South Korea, students fork out for classes in everything from K-pop auditions to real estate deals. Now, as top Korean firms roll out artificial intelligence in hiring, job seekers want to learn how to beat the bots.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Dec 24, 2019
Exhibition in China reflects on loss of anonymity to recognition technology
An art exhibition exploring the impact of facial recognition technology has opened in China, offering a rare public space for reflection on increasingly pervasive surveillance by tech companies and the government.


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