Private companies and public authorities are beginning to implement facial recognition technology, even without rules to govern what they can do.
Australia’s consumer advocacy group Choice identified three Australian retailers who use facial recognition to identify consumers. What are the privacy concerns?
Lawmakers around the world are making decisions about whether facial recognition technology is acceptable.
The technology is currently being trialled outside of Australia. It’s one of the first major attempts to bring it to western markets on a large scale.
We rely on the spatial arrangement of facial features to process faces, and wearing masks interferes with that — especially for children.
Federal and state governments are turning to a facial recognition company to ensure that people accessing services are who they say they are. The move promises to cut down on fraud, but at what cost?
Smart devices and sensors can now gauge mood and attention, effectively engaging in mind-reading. This intimate data collection raises questions about who has access and control of it.
Facial recognition technologies have become more popular through increasingly sophisticated devices and popular fads. Casual use of face scanning and analysis features has long-term social impacts.
Police forces around the world, including in Australia, are using facial recognition apps to identify persons of interest on the spot. The public, while wary, are generally supportive.
The commitment applies to the social network, but not necessarily to the metaverse.
Several schools in Scotland have paused the rollout of facial recognition technology in school canteens following inquiries from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office.
Mass data collection and surveillance have become ubiquitous. For marginalized communities, the stakes of having their privacy violated are high.
Once analysts gain access to our private data, they can use that information to influence and alter our behaviour and choices. If you’re marginalized in some way, the consequences are worse.
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.