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, 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…]

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

Tim Sandle reports: …  The information collated by the government, unbeknown to most citizens, is transferred into a database called CLEAR. This digital repository holds in excess of 400 million names, addresses and service records drawn from 80 utility companies providing services like water, gas and electricity, and phone, Internet and [Read More…]