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A l’aéroport de Lyon, la reconnaissance faciale pour réduire les files d’attente - 5 octobre 2020
Insidieux. L’aéroport de Lyon-Saint-Exupéry inaugure le système expérimental Mona qui ambitionne de réduire les files d’attente en recourant à la reconnaissance faciale pour tout le parcours du voyageur. Ou comment imposer une technologie sécuritaire et liberticide en la présentant comme une solution « agréable ». « (...)

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EU companies selling surveillance tools to China’s human rights abusers - 3 octobre 2020
European tech companies risk fuelling widespread human rights abuses by selling digital surveillance technology to China’s public security agencies, a new Amnesty International investigation reveals. The findings are published ahead of a crucial meeting in Brussels on 22 September where the European Parliament and (...)

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Capture - 1er octobre 2020
The series of photos Capture is composed of French police officers’ faces. The artist, Paolo Cirio collected 1000 public images of police in photos taken during protests in France and processed them with Facial Recognition software. Cirio then created an online platform with a database of the resulting 4000 faces (...)

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COVID, confinement et grande conversion numérique, avec Antonio Casilli - 29 septembre 2020
Depuis le début de cette épidémie de COVID, je me dis qu’elle a un rapport avec le numérique. Un rapport profond. Mais je n’arrive pas vraiment à en cerner les contours. J’ai voulu essayer de comprendre si ce moment que nous avons vécu a changé quelque chose à nos vies numériques, à notre rapport à Internet. Par exemple, la (...)

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Portland’s Face-Recognition Ban Is a New Twist on ‘Smart Cities’ - 28 septembre 2020
The first big US city to prohibit private businesses from using the technology reflects rising skepticism of new tools and concerns about fairness. Portland’s 2016 entry for a $50 million federal contest called the Smart City Challenge described a Pacific Northwest tech-topia. It promised autonomous shuttles, (...)

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DHS Admits Facial Recognition Photos Were Hacked, Released on Dark Web - 26 septembre 2020
Traveler’s faces, license plates, and care information were hacked from a subcontractor called Perceptics and released on the dark web. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) finally acknowledged Wednesday that photos that were part of a facial recognition pilot program were hacked from a Customs and Border (...)

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Big Data has allowed ICE to dramatically expand its deportation efforts. - 25 septembre 2020
A New Mexico man gets a call from federal child welfare officials. His teenage brother has arrived alone at the border after traveling 2,000 miles to escape a violent uncle in Guatemala. The officials ask him to take custody of the boy. He hesitates ; he is himself undocumented. The officials say not to worry. He (...)

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How facial recognition is spreading in Italy : the case of Como - 25 septembre 2020
The municipality of Como, Italy, purchased a facial recognition system, which was bought, installed, and tested for months with little transparency and despite the lack of a clear legal framework. To do so it embraced a narrative of technological innovation pushed by Huawei but was forced, after the intervention (...)

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Exposing Your Face Isn’t a More Hygienic Way to Pay - 25 septembre 2020
A company called PopID has created an identity-management system that uses face recognition. Their first use case is as a system for in-store, point of sale payments using face recognition as authorization for payment. They are promoting it as a tool for restaurants, claiming that it is pandemic-friendly because (...)

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‘Aggression Detection’ Is Coming to Facial Recognition Cameras Around the World - 25 septembre 2020
Russian firm NTech Lab plans to roll emotional detection features worldwide as soon as 2021 NTech Lab, makers of Russia’s expansive real-time facial recognition surveillance system, is set to roll out “aggression detection” as well as “violence detection” features, which will flag law enforcement when the algorithm (...)

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Quand l’Europe aide la Chine pour surveiller massivement ses concitoyens - 23 septembre 2020
Amnesty International publie un rapport qui montre que plusieurs entreprises européennes fournissent à Pékin des technologies de reconnaissance faciale. L’ONG pointe une faille majeure : aucun garde-fou européen ne limite l’exportation de ce type de technologies. On connaissait déjà la propension de la Chine à exporter (...)

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Bannissons la reconnaissance faciale en Europe ! - 22 septembre 2020
Cette pétition présente la campagne pour l’interdiction permanente de la reconnaissance faciale utilisée pour l’identification et le profilage dans toute l’Europe. La technologie de reconnaissance faciale automatisée a déjà été déployée dans les États membres de l’UE sans consultation publique. Nous demandons aux membres du (...)

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In Italy, an appetite for face recognition in football stadiums - 22 septembre 2020
Right before the pandemic, the government and top sports authorities were planning a massive deployment of face recognition and sound surveillance technologies in all Italian football stadiums. The reason ? To help fight racism. At the beginning of 2020, just as the whole world was grappling with increasing (...)

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Amnesty International dénonce l’exportation vers la Chine de technologies européennes de surveillance - 22 septembre 2020
L’ONG montre du doigt notamment le géant français de l’identification numérique Idemia, pour la vente d’un système de reconnaissance faciale à la police de Shanghaï. Plusieurs entreprises européennes ont doté la Chine de matériels de surveillance, notamment de reconnaissance faciale, dénonce Amnesty International dans un (...)

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Out of Control : Failing EU Laws for Digital Surveillance Export - 21 septembre 2020
This report gives evidence of the gaps in the current European Union (EU) export regulation framework for digital surveillance technologies and provides the EU institutions and its member states with actionable recommendations to improve the protections of human rights in the upcoming Recast Dual Use Regulation. (...)

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Why don’t more people say f**k the algorithm ? - 21 septembre 2020
Protest movements around the world have become inherently digital, but why are there so few protests responding to governments’ online actions ? And find out how volunteers are tracking down tourists breaking quarantine in Hawaii. We live in a digital society. But while the internet’s relationship with protest (...)

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Facebook accusé d’avoir espionné les utilisateurs d’Instagram via la caméra de leur smartphone - 19 septembre 2020
Une nouvelle affaire liée aux données personnelles pour Facebook. La société américaine est poursuivie pour avoir prétendument espionné des utilisateurs d’Instagram en se servant de la caméra de leurs iPhones. En juillet dernier, des internautes avaient remarqué que, lorsqu’ils scrollaient leur fil Instagram, apparaissait (...)

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Keren Weitzberg | Machine-Readable Refugees - 18 septembre 2020
Hassan (not his real name ; other details have also been changed) paused mid-story to take out his wallet and show me his ID card. Its edges were frayed. The grainy, black-and-white photo was of a gawky teenager. He ran his thumb over the words at the top : ‘Jamhuri ya Kenya/Republic of Kenya’. ‘Somehow,’ he said, (...)

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This Is How the U.S. Military’s Massive Facial Recognition System Works - 15 septembre 2020
Documents obtained by OneZero show how the military captures biometric data around the world Over the last 15 years, the United States military has developed a new addition to its arsenal. The weapon is deployed around the world, largely invisible, and grows more powerful by the day. That weapon is a vast (...)

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‘Zoom and Enhance’ Is Finally Here - 15 septembre 2020
And its surveillance implications are scary We all know the scene. Two detectives on a cop show stand in a dimly lit room filled with monitors, reviewing surveillance images. A tech guy (yes, it’s almost always a guy) queues up image after image as the detectives look on, squinting at the screen in concentration. (...)