Home quarantine apps face serious privacy, security and bias issues. Home detention ankle tags might be a better option.
Politicians of all stripes, computer professionals and even big-tech executives are calling on government to hit the brakes on using these algorithms. The feds are hitting the gas.
The potential failure of the U.S. military to protect information that can identify Afghan citizens raises questions about whether and how biometric data should be collected in war zones.
Police, private security and sporting events are turning to a growing but largely unregulated industry that claims its technology can detect suspicious individuals.
COVID-19 vaccine passports are being presented as a relatively simple technological solution to our current travel woes. But meaningful public debate about their merits and problems is essential.
Even though they cover most of our features, face masks are no match for our highly-evolved capacity to recognise friends.
Interviews with students, tutors, tech workers and university administrators reveal the problems with online exam monitoring systems — but also show they’re unlikely to go away.
The CCTV ecosystem is evolving – but it’s still a sparse patchwork with limited efficacy in reducing or prosecuting crime.
Wearing face masks hides our facial expressions and affects our social interactions. They make it harder for us to read facial expressions and can contribute to racist perceptions.
By letting machines recommend movies and decide whom to hire, humans are losing their unpredictable nature – and possibly the ability to make everyday judgments, as well.
Innovative border control technologies may be great for governments cracking down on migration — but they could further disadvantage groups that are already vulnerable.
Facial recognition, social media and location tracking give law enforcement a leg up in a monumental investigation.
We have unwittingly volunteered our faces in social media posts and photos stored in the cloud. But we’ve yet to determine who owns the data associated with the contours of our faces.
Psychologists are hoping a new, extra-difficult facial recognition test will help unearth more of Australia’s top performers in facial recognition — known as ‘super-recognisers’.
With face masks now compulsory or recommended in various parts of the country, how are facial recognition systems functioning?
Technology is not neutral, as facial recognition algorithms and predictive policing have shown us. Algorithms discriminate by design, reflecting and reinforcing pre-existing biases.
Avoiding drones’ prying eyes can be as complicated as donning a high-tech hoodie and as simple as ducking under a tree.
Facial recognition algorithms will always make mistakes. But how can we make them less discriminatory?
There are questions being raised about the legality of scanning, storing and sharing facial images. The law currently doesn’t prohibit even highly intrusive levels of surveillance by private entities.
Face surveillance makes it easier to oppress vulnerable populations and violate everyone’s basic rights. It’s time for a moratorium.