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Secret Service Trialing Facial Recognition Security Around White House

Secret Service Trialing Facial Recognition Security Around White House

The US Secret Service (USSS) has started testing facial recognition security around the White House, scanning passersby via CCTV feeds. For now, the trial relies upon USSS volunteers, whose faces are added to a watch list, and then automatically identified by the facial recognition system. But the ultimate aim is to scan passersby in the…

FOI Docs Show Advancement of South Wales Police Facial Recognition Tech

FOI Docs Show Advancement of South Wales Police Facial Recognition Tech

“At Biggest Weekend, the facial recognition technology delivered two accurate matches against police databases, with one arrest made on an outstanding warrant.” South Wales Police are using much improved facial recognition technology in their biometric surveillance efforts, reports WalesOnline. The revelation comes by way of a freedom of information request, which found that during a…

IDScan.net Announces Facial Recognition Solution

IDScan.net Announces Facial Recognition Solution

New Orleans-based IDScan.net has announced a new facial recognition solution aimed primarily at venue security. In announcing the solution, the company emphasized that it can be used to match the faces of individuals against watch lists, offering compelling security applications in “crowded venues like casinos, shopping malls, and stadiums,” according to a statement. But the…

RealNetworks Offers Free Facial Recognition to North American K-12 Schools

RealNetworks Offers Free Facial Recognition to North American K-12 Schools

Seattle-based RealNetworks is now offering AI-driven facial recognition technology to K-12 schools in the US and Canada, gratis. Dubbed “SAFR for K-12”, the company’s facial recognition system is designed to operate through standard IP-based cameras, and has established a 99.8 percent accuracy rate in testing against the Labeled Faces in the Wild database. For school…