Jul 312020
 
 July 31, 2020  Posted by  Surveillance

More reasons to wear a mask — it negatively impacts facial recognition accuracy. From EPIC.org: A study conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology showed that face masks undermine the accuracy of facial recognition algorithms. The NIST study tested digitally applied masks of various shapes on 89 commercial algorithms. The result were [Read More…]

Jul 312020
 
 July 31, 2020  Posted by  Business, Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

Brooke Crothers reports: Google now sets a time limit on data used by police for tracking suspects, the CEO said at Wednesday’s congressional hearing with tech giants. The data is used for a so-called “geofence warrant,” which taps into a massive Google database that tracks where you go anonymously. It’s part and parcel [Read More…]