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San Francisco Bans City’s Use of Facial Recognition-Based Surveillance

San Francisco Bans City’s Use of Facial Recognition-Based Surveillance

City officials in San Francisco have approved a proposed ban on the city’s use of facial recognition, clearing the way for it to become law. First proposed at the end of January, the legislation is designed to prohibit the use of facial recognition-based surveillance technology by city departments, and requires them to seek approval from…

California Assembly Approves Ban of Body Cam Facial Recognition

California Assembly Approves Ban of Body Cam Facial Recognition

“The legislation not only bans the live use of facial recognition through police body camera feeds, but also bans the application of this technology to any data collected through such cameras.” The California Assembly has voted in favor of a piece of legislation – Assembly Bill 1215 – aimed at banning the use of facial…

ISC West: RealNetworks’ Mike Vance on the Rise of SAFR Security [AUDIO]

ISC West: RealNetworks’ Mike Vance on the Rise of SAFR Security [AUDIO]

FindBiometrics is reporting live from ISC West in Las Vegas this week, bringing you biometrics news and interviews straight from the biggest converged security trade show in the Americas. Today is the final day of the ISC West exhibition, and among the companies FindBiometrics caught up with on the show floor is RealNetworks, a major…

Rio Police Plan to Use Facial Recognition Cameras During Carnival

Rio Police Plan to Use Facial Recognition Cameras During Carnival

Authorities in Rio de Janeiro have announced plans to introduce a new facial recognition system during this year’s Carnival. The cameras will be used to scan faces and license plates in the popular Copacabana area of the city.   “If (the cameras) identify an individual under an arrest warrant, or if a stolen vehicle drives…

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…