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Washington Bills Would Ban the Warrantless Use of Facial Recognition Technology

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Jan. 29, 2019) – Bills introduced in the Washington state legislature would ban the warrantless use of facial recognition technology in most situations. The proposed law would not only protect privacy in Washington state, but it would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Continue reading Washington Bills Would Ban the Warrantless Use of Facial Recognition Technology

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Hundreds of Police Departments Have Secretly Created Public Safety Watchlists Using Facial Recognition

To everyone that thinks secret watchlists are nothing more than a conspiracy theory, I give you, law enforcement’s secret public safety watchlists. Continue reading Hundreds of Police Departments Have Secretly Created Public Safety Watchlists Using Facial Recognition

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Tech Foundation Claims Police Use of Amazon Facial Recognition Is “Patriotic”

After an outcry over reports that law enforcement agencies are using facial recognition technology marketed by Amazon to profile people in real time, the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) released a letter claiming that Amazon’s Rekognition technology was “patriotic and can benefit society.” Continue reading Tech Foundation Claims Police Use of Amazon Facial Recognition Is “Patriotic”

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Michigan Bill Would Provide Protections For Biometric Data, Nullify Facial Recognition Database

LANSING, Mich. (Jan. 25, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Michigan House would establish reasonable protections for residents relating to facial recognition and biometrics technology. The legislation would not only safeguard privacy rights in the state, it would also effectively block a small but intrusive practical effect of federal spying within the state.

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Lincoln Partnership with CLEAR Airport Program Likely Feeding Biometric Information into Federal Databases

Buy a new Lincoln automobile and the company will help you get your information entered massive federal biometric database for free.

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Warning: TSA Facial Recognition Plan Likely to Become Part of Growing Biometric Surveillance System

WASHINGTON (Dec. 6, 2017) – The federal government plans to use a TSA program advertised as a way to avoid lines at airport security checkpoints to harvest photos and other biometric information that will ultimately end up in multiple federal databases.

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Michigan Bill Would Keep State Mugshots Out of Federal Facial Recognition Database, But Major Problem Would Remain

LANSING, Mich. (Nov. 2, 2016) – A bill introduced in the Michigan legislature would prohibit state and local law enforcement from providing photographs to the FBI’s facial recognition database, but it would have little practical effect.

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