TechCrunch: Traces AI is building a less invasive alternative to facial recognition tracking

With all of the progress we’ve seen in deep learning tech in the past few years, it seems pretty inevitable that security cameras become smarter and more capable in regards to tracking, but there are more options than we think…

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TechCrunch: Facebook could face billions in potential damages as court rules facial recognition lawsuit can proceed

Facebook is facing exposure to billions of dollars in potential damages as a federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Facebook’s arguments to halt a class action lawsuit claiming it illegally collected and stored the biometric data of millions of users.…

TechCrunch: Trueface raises $3.7M to recognise that gun, as it’s being pulled, in real time

Globally, millions of cameras are in deployed by companies and organizations every year. All you have to do is look up. Yes, there they are! But the petabytes of data collected by these cameras really only become useful after something…

TechCrunch: Cities must plan ahead for innovation without leaving people behind

Yung Wu Contributor More posts by this contributor To actually change the world, Big Tech needs to grow up From Toronto to Tokyo, the challenges faced by cities today are often remarkably similar: climate change, rising housing costs, traffic, economic…

Mashable: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ‏joins growing chorus of facial recognition critics

You should probably be concerned, too. Image: Tom Williams / getty By Jack Morse2019-07-13 22:04:14 UTC Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez knows what’s coming down the surveillance pike, and she’s raising the alarm.  The Representative from New York on Saturday highlighted the growing…