Microsoft Deleted a Massive Facial Recognition Database, But It's Not Dead
The database contained 10 million photos of 100,000 individuals including activists and journalists.
Police Are Feeding Celebrity Photos into Facial Recognition Software to Solve Crimes
Law enforcement agencies are using facial recognition systems with little to no rules, found a new study by the Georgetown Law Center on Privacy and Technology.
This Week in Science
This Is The Best Kind of Disguise To Conceal Your Identity
This week in science: using brain imaging to predict who will respond to antidepressants, how your personality rubs off on your cat, and a disguise that is surprisingly effective.
Facial Recognition Software Regularly Misgenders Trans People
Human computer interfaces are almost never built with transgender people in mind, and continue to reinforce existing biases.
Facing Tomorrow's High-Tech School Surveillance
Installed in the wake of recent high-profile mass shootings, controversial facial recognition systems that scan students’ faces could be the not-too-distant future for schools across America and beyond.
Science Fiction Is Not Social Reality
The tech industry is inspired to create our world from linear, scripted science fiction stories.
This Is the Facial Recognition Tool at the Heart of a Class Action Suit Against Facebook
Facebook's 'Tag Suggestions' tool might end up costing the company a lot of money.
China Is Using Facial Recognition Technology to Send Jaywalkers Fines Through Text Messages
It’s the latest update to a widely deployed facial recognition surveillance system in China.
This Guy Made a Facial Recognition Device for His Cat
Welcome to the cat surveillance state.
AI-Fooling Glasses Could Be Good Enough to Trick Facial Recognition at Airports
Adversarial objects, for your face.
The VICE Guide to Right Now
Facebook Now Lets You Know When You Show Up in a Picture You're Not Tagged in
The company says the new feature will help protect your privacy, but critics worry handing the site more facial recognition data could be dangerous.
At Least Eight Sheep in the World Can Recognize Barack Obama
In a new study, sheep can pick out a celebrity face from a rando's.