Hackers are buying used body cameras on eBay and finding troves of video evidence.
Police body camera company Axon announced that it will not be deploying facial recognition in its products, for now, due to “ethical concerns.”
Police body camera footage is touted as objective and transparent by law enforcement agencies, but a security researcher demonstrated how easy it is to manipulate and access body camera footage.
Researchers that officers wearing body cameras were no more or less likely to use force that those without body cameras.
The company formerly known as TASER changed its name to Axon and is offering a free trial of its body cameras to every cop in America, but the plan raises alarming questions about the future of surveillance.
What does that mean for the law enforcement dream of using facial recognition to identify a perp on the street?