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  • Slate
  • 2019
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Facebook’s Face-ID Database Could Be the Biggest in the World. Yes, It Should Worry Us.

Discussion of Facebook’s massive collection of human faces and their potential impact on society.

  • Slate
  • 2019
  • 4 min
  • Kinolab
  • 1982
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Robotic Animals

While attempting to track down humanoid robots, or “replicants”, that he must kill, Officer Rick Deckard goes to Chinatown to analyze his singular piece of evidence; a snake scale. The scale is revealed to be from an android snake crafted within Chinatown.

  • Kinolab
  • 1982
  • 7 min
  • Wired
  • 2021
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This Site Published Every Face From Parler’s Capitol Riot Videos

An anonymous college student created a website titled “Faces of the Riot,” a virtual wall containing over 6,000 face images of insurrectionists present at the riot at the Capitol on January 6th, 2021. The ultimate goal of the creator’s site, which used facial recognition algorithms to crawl through videos posted to the right-wing social media site Parler, is to hopefully have viewers identify any criminals that they recognize to the proper authorities. While the creator put safeguards for privacy in place, such as using “facial detection” rather than “facial recognition”, and their intentions are supposedly positive, some argue that the implications on privacy and the widespread integration of this technique could be negative.

  • Wired
  • 2021
  • 7 min
  • Wired
  • 2020
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Congress Is Eyeing Face Recognition, and Companies Want a Say

As different levels of the U.S government have introduced and passed bills regulating or banning the use of facial recognition technologies, tech monopolies such as Amazon and IBM have become important lobbying agents in these conversations. It seems that most larger groups are on different pages in terms of how exactly face recognition algorithms should be limited or used, especially given their negative impacts on privacy when used for surveillance.

  • Wired
  • 2020
  • 7 min
  • Wired
  • 2020
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Facial Recognition Applications on College Campuses

After student members of the University of Miami Employee Student Alliance held a protest on campus, the University of Miami Police Department likely used facial recognition technology in conjunction with video surveillance cameras to track down nine students from the protest and summon them to a meeting with the dean. This incident provided a gateway into the discussion of fairness of facial recognition programs, and how students believe that they should not be deployed on college campuses.

  • Wired
  • 2020
  • 1 min
  • Kinolab
  • 2019
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Limitations of Biometrics

In an imagined future of London, citizens all across the globe are connected to the Feed, a device and network accessed constantly through a brain-computer interface. Eric is able to use Biometrics to keep Evelyn and Max hostage and get high-level access to the Feed hub. This highlights an example of how computerized security systems might not be able to pick up on hostage situations or forced activity. The Biometrics can recognize their faces, but is unable to pick up on the ‘distress’ visible on Max and Evelyn’s faces that indicate they are in trouble.

  • Kinolab
  • 2019
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