Apr 112021
 April 11, 2021  Posted by  Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

From EPIC.org: A bill passed in Virginia will ban local law-enforcement agencies from using facial recognition technology without prior legislative approval starting July 1, 2021. The bill further requires any local police agency eventually authorized to have “exclusive control” over the facial recognition system, preventing the use of Clearview AI and other [Read More…]

Apr 102021
 April 10, 2021  Posted by  Business, Surveillance

Joe Cadillic writes: Cash-strapped states are using COVID as an excuse to create AI-driven vehicle recognition or license plate reader surveillance programs. As Rekor Systems president and CEO Robert Berman proudly boasts, “because our technology works so well for vehicle recognition, we do more, we identify the vehicle’s make, model, color, [Read More…]

Apr 102021
 April 10, 2021  Posted by  Business, Surveillance, U.S.

J. D. Tuccille writes: Clearview AI carved out a market niche for itself as a provider of facial recognition tools for law enforcement agencies that find the technology challenging to implement on their own. The company’s plug-and-play surveillance capability entices government users with free trial periods and a database of billions [Read More…]