Tag: biometrics

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edri.org > Sarah Chander
This is the EU’s chance to stop racism in artificial intelligence
16 mar. 2021 - As the European Commission prepares its legislative proposal on artificial intelligence, human rights groups are watching closely for clear rules to limit discriminatory AI. In practice, this means a ban on biometric mass surveillance practices and red lines (legal limits) to stop harmful uses of AI-powered technologies.
 · artificial-intelligence · biometrics · black-struggle · eu · facial-recognition · human-rights · innovation · predictive-policing · racist-technology

www.euractiv.com > Sarah Chander
Technology has codified structural racism – will the EU tackle racist tech?
3 sep. 2020 - The EU is preparing its ‘Action Plan’ to address structural racism in Europe. With digital high on the EU’s legislative agenda, it’s time we tackle racism perpetuated by technology, writes Sarah Chander.
 · biometrics · black-struggle · digital-services-act · eu · facial-recognition · law-enforcement · predictive-policing · racist-technology · surveillance

www.eff.org > Adam Schwartz
No Police Body Cams Without Strict Safeguards
2 nov. 2020 - EFF opposes police Body Worn Cameras (BWCs), unless they come with strict safeguards to ensure they actually promote officer accountability without surveilling the public. Police already have too many surveillance technologies, and deploy them all too frequently against people of color and protesters. We have taken this approach since 2015, when we opposed a federal grant to the LAPD for purchase of BWCs, because the LAPD failed to adopt necessary safeguards about camera activation, public access to footage, officer misuse of footage, and face recognition. Also, communities must be empowered to decide for themselves whether police may deploy BWCs on their streets.
 · biometrics · not-read · police-body-cams · privacy

gizmodo.com > Sidney Fussell
Why Can't This Soap Dispenser Identify Dark Skin?
17 aug. 2017 - On Wednesday, a Facebook employee in Nigeria shared footage of a minor inconvenience that he says speaks to tech’s larger diversity problem. In the video, a white man and a dark-skinned black man both try to get soap from a soap dispenser. The soap dispenses for the white man, but not the darker skinned man. After a bit of laughter, a person can be overheard chucking, “too black!”
 · biometrics · black-struggle · racist-technology

www.forbes.com > Thomas Brewster
Inside America’s Secretive $2 Billion Research Hub Collecting Fingerprints From Facebook, Hacking Smartwatches And Fighting Covid-19
13 jul. 2020 - Mitre Corp runs some of the U.S. government's most hush-hush science and tech labs. The cloak-and-dagger R&D shop might just be the most important organization you've never heard of.
 · biometrics · covid-19 · cybersecurity · facebook · facial-recognition · fbi · fingerprinting · hacking · mitre-corp · smartwatches · twitter · united-states