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"As politicians and society embrace digital technologies, from artificial intelligence (AI) to facial recognition, the consequences of inbuilt prejudices against non-white groups are becoming increasingly apparent and damaging." --Alex Gonzalez Ormerod…
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1/15 OSINT: Open Source Intelligence investigation & the use of facial recognition. Trigger to the investigation: ➡️ Russian propaganda Military video posted on Telegram by what seems to be a Chechen Muslim fighter. #ukraine #islamicfighters #chechen #osint #Telegram #facialrec Image
Note the V identification on the tank that confirms this is the Russian military (So far, V, O and Z markings have been seen) . Note what could be a folded Red Beret which may confirm he is part of a special unit. 2/15 Image
Geolocating the vid is possible, long hours of work needed, we can start by trying to ID who this individual is. Using US and Russian facial recognition software brings various results, as well as which has good facial recognition capabilities. 3/15
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 02/11/2022…
Misinformation Is Everywhere, Especially About Past Information - Bloomberg…
#misinformation, #history
Why Smuggled Fossils Are Hurting Paleontology | Science | Smithsonian Magazine…
#SmuggledFossils, #paleontology, #ParachuteScience, #HeritageLaws
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NEW: Does US have a handle on #ransomware?

"I don't think we there yet" @DHSgov @SecMayorkas tells @business's Technology Summit has to remain on an incredibly high level
CORRECTION: "I don't think we there yet" @DHSgov @SecMayorkas tells @business's Technology Summit re #ransomeware "Vigilance has to remain on an incredibly high level"
"We've made strides...I think we have a long ways to go" per @SecMayorkas on gvt working w/pvt sector on #cyber security
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"...the end of physical ID? How #digitalidentity verification could help accelerate #compliance... Portugal, France, #Germany, Switzerland & #Austria are implementing changes to #laws around NFC tech to enable digital identification verification."…
Nov 5, 2021: "#Austrian Airlines Introduces #Biometric Recognition System for Contactless Boarding"

"Since the #facialrecognition technology is not affected, passengers can keep their FFP2-mask on, which is mandatory inside the terminal."…
Nov 8 2021: "Austrian FMA permits automated biometrical customer identification"

"The use of #biometrical identification is becoming increasingly important during digital transformation"

#4IR architecture
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Debated later today:

Report on artificial intelligence in criminal law and its use by the police and judicial authorities in criminal matters

Some highlights:…
Calls for a ban to any AI that may result in mass surveillance
Highlights the power asymmetry between those who employ AI technologies and those who are subject to them
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IFF advocates for your constitutional rights in a digital India. Every month, here's what we do: Release a transparency report & increase our accountability to the IFF community.

In Sept '21, we filed 26 RTI requests + 3 First Appeals. Highlights in 🧵 👇🏽…
The RTI Act is an important legal tool that helps us ask for transparency and accountability from the authorities. We use it to extract information about various ongoing policies and projects. On our radar this month: #facialrecognition, #netneutrality, #censorship & #freespeech.
Did you know?

❗️The Govt. of Assam plans to install AI based facial recognition attendance system across 48000 govt. schools.

❗️The Ministry of Law & Justice plans to link your Voter ID with Aadhaar, incorrectly assuming that this passes the #Puttaswamy proportionality tests.
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Where transparency is not upheld as a value of public decision-making, citizens are at a disadvantage.

In August, IFF filed 64 RTI applications with various public authorities across India. Details 👇🏽 1/n…
In July, we filed an RTI application with @GoI_MeitY seeking information regarding the #PegasusProject reports.

The Ministry recently responded to us stating that it did not pass any interception order under Section 69 of the Information Technology Act, 2000. 2/n
➡️ Was blocked for MTNL users in Delhi and Mumbai?
➡️ Is the Reserve Bank of India planning a digital currency for India?
➡️ What is the status of the investigation around ‘Sulli Deals’?
➡️ Will drones be used to collect data on farming in Telengana? 3/n
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1/ What is Fully Homomorphic Encryption (#FHE), and what does it mean for #privacy? A thread
2/ Back in the 1990s, when we accessed websites via HTTP, nothing was encrypted. Anyone could intercept your data just by listening to traffic coming in and out of your computer.
3/ Today, 90% of websites use HTTPS (the padlock in your address bar), where data is encrypted while being transmitted, meaning nobody can intercept it. Only the user and the website they accessed had the data.
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So @MayorJohnDennis of West Lafayette, IN says that he will veto an ordinance to ban #facialrecognition despite widespread evidence it's ineffective & discriminatory. Then gives an interview to the local paper showing he has no clue how this tech works 🤦‍♀️…
Let's break this down a bit. @MayorJohnDennis says he'd veto the ordinance, which was brought forward by concerned residents, despite widespread concern from civil rights groups and experts about the ways this technology exacerbates discrimination & harm…
Here's an actual Mayor of an actual city describing to @jconline what he thinks recognition does:

Notably, nearly twenty other cities across the US have already banned this technology.
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THREAD: I'll be following along with the House Judiciary Committee hearing on #facialrecognition today:…

Will be on the lookout for lawmakers parroting talking points fed to them by tech industry lobbyists and law enforcement shills. #BanFacialRecognition
Only a few minutes into the hearing and we've already heard a ton of excuses for why lawmakers aren't just moving quickly to ban this technology. The language they're using around "oversight" & "regulatory frameworks" fed to them directly from tech lobbyists opposing moratorium
Good to hear @RepJerryNadler acknowledge the harm of private use of facial recognition as well as government / law enforcement use. @fightfortheftr supports a ban on the vast majority of private use of facial recognition:…
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✅ La città di New York pone nuovi limiti all'utilizzo che le aziende possono fare dei dati biometrici, di solito impronte digitali e riconoscimento facciale, raccolti dai loro clienti. ✅
#innovazione #ai #facialrecognition #NewYork #privacy
🔹 Sarà obbligatorio avvisare i clienti con cartelli ben visibili alla porta e spiegare loro quali dati vengono raccolti, in che modo, come vengono trattati e con quali finalità.
🔹 Le aziende interessate sono nei campi: retail, ristoranti, teatri, cinema.
🔹 È vietato rivendere o di condividere i dati con terzi.
🔹 È vietato fare business con i dati raccolti.
🔹 È vietato usare i dati in modo discriminatorio.
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The Privacy Commissioner of Canada @PrivacyPrivee has found that the @rcmpgrcpolice broke privacy laws in their use of Clearview AI #facialrecognition technology:… #surveillance (1/12)
“The use of FRT by the RCMP to search through massive repositories of Canadians who are innocent of any suspicion of crime presents a serious violation of privacy,” Commissioner Daniel Therrien says. (2/12)
“A government institution cannot collect personal information from a third party agent if that third party agent collected the information unlawfully.” (bear in ming that the OPC found Clearview AI's activities unlawful in an earlier report) (3/12)
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Some more incredible - & damning - reporting from @bpcarney about @rcmpgrcpolice #surveillance & #facialrecognition. RCMP officers broke their own internal policies & then hid the use of a "terrorist" facial recognition system contracted from a US firm.… /1
The system includes a database of 700,000 facial images of alleged "terrorists," but provides no transparency about how they reach that conclusion or on what legal basis the images are collected. Law enforcement can then use the company's facial rec software to compare images. /2
The @rcmpgrcpolice states that the contract with IntelCenter was just for "testing", despite the RCMP purchasing licenses for three years that would allow it to runs tens of thousands of searches by unlimited users and with 24/7 support. /3
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Today we are proud to release two policy briefs that offer concrete options for addressing civil rights & human rights concerns related to #FacialRecognition technology.
Senior Fellow #RashidaRichardson of @GMFUS & @rutgersiipl reviews how #FacialRecognition is used in the public sector and surveys policy approaches designed to mitigate concerns associated with government use of facial recognition.…
Els J. Kindt of @CiTiP_KULeuven & @eLaw_Leiden explores 3 existing regulatory mechanisms that may be able to help address concerns related to facial recognition: data protection impact assessments, technical standards, and certification mechanisms.…
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Today @AurumLinh & @Jonny_McCully launch their @mozilla project @AtlasLabHQ aimed at closing the knowledge gap between technology & law by building a resource for those working on the front lines of #AI & #humanrights #litigation 1/ Image
The @AtlasLabHQ website consists of two guides, one that explains the process of creating #machinelearning systems & another that explains the process of challenging such systems through a #humanrights lawsuit 2/ Image
The first guide is a "no code" guide to building a #machinelearning system & provides a foundational understanding of the human decisions made during the development of a machine learning model, from defining a problem to deploying a model 3/ Image
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Still struggling to get everything in my online courses to work, but today I also fiddled with long neglected research. I'm coding articles for a project on language of gender and transness in research on gender and facial recognition. (With @MaryAnnSaundrs & @LailaMFerreira.) 1/
And I bring you this thought: "Since an ethnic group or ethnicity is a category of people who identify with each other based on common ancestral, social, cultural or national experience, many possible ethnicity classes can be identified. . ."
". . . To simplify the problem, it is recommended that the maximum amount is less than 10."


It's too complicated to have more than 9 ethnicities in this world. "It is recommended" that there are no more than 9. 3/

#MachineLearning #Algorithms #FacialRecognition #HCI
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So it turns out that not only is @zoom_us' #FacialRecognition #algorithm so #racist it chops black people's heads off...

..but @Twitter's image processing #algorithms are #racist too:

It's getting to the point where we need an industry reboot; if #SiliconValley genuinely wants to build '#EthicslAI', it must delete 'em all and start again. Respecting #HumanRights this time.
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BREAKING: Portland, OR just became the first city in the US (possibly the world?) to ban both government and corporate use of #FacialRecognition surveillance technology. Every city council should follow suit!
The city council and mayor unanimously approved two ordinances. The first is similar to those passed in Boston, San Francisco, etc. it bans all government use of facial recognition including use by police, schools, etc. notably this also includes use by TSA or airlines at PDX
The second ordinance is historic. It bans private businesses from using facial recognition in places of “public accommodation” as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. That means stores can’t use it on their customers, or on people walking by. It’s a huge deal.
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1/8 👂 WHEN THEY HEAR US: After a majority of respondents called on the EU to ban biometric identification in the #AIWhitePaper consultation, the @EU_Commission says a ban is still being considered.
#BanThisBS #FacialRecognition #MassSurveillance #DemocracyInAction #PeoplePower
2/8 What is at stake with biometric surveillance? Our reality as we know it! We must protect our democratic public spaces– and with them, our freedoms to speak, to assemble, to protest and to express ourselves.

#BanThisBS #FacialRecognition
3/8 Europe, right now 🇪🇺: more than 15 countries have secretly experimented with harmful #Biometric systems like #FacialRecognition in public spaces. They have often ignored existing laws & showed no respect for democracy or critical public opinion.
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