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Tuesday, October 18, 2016


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"... the EFF has joined a large coalition of privacy advocates to demand the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division take two major steps to keep facial recognition in check: 1) Expand ongoing investigations of police practices... 2) Consult with and advise the FBI to examine whether the use of face recognition has had a disparate impact on communities of color. The problem isn’t just the police but also an aggressive push by biometric tech vendors who downplay the accuracy issues while marketing the systems as crucial to contemporary policing..."

Memo to the DOJ: Facial Recognition’s Threat to Privacy is Worse Than Anyone Thought


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