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  • CNBC
  • 2013
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How Facial Recognition Technology Could Help Catch Criminals

Facial recognition software, or using computer vision and biometric technology on an image of a person to identify them, has potential applications in law enforcement to help catch suspects or criminals. However, aspects of probability are at play, especially as the photos or videos captured become blurrier and need an additional layer of software analysis to be “de-pixelized.” Also, identification depends on the databases to which the FBI has access.

  • CNBC
  • 2013
  • 2 min
  • azfamily.com
  • 2018
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Facial recognition technology now used in Phoenix area to locate lost dogs

Facial recognition technology has found a new application: reuniting dogs with their owners. A simple machine learning algorithm takes a photo of a dog and crawls through a database of photos of dogs in shelters in hopes of finding a match.

  • azfamily.com
  • 2018
  • 5 min
  • Gizmodo
  • 2021
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CBP Facial Recognition Scanners Failed to Find a Single Imposter At Airports in 2020

Customs and Border protection used facial recognition technology to scan travelers entering the U.S at several points of entry in 2020, and did not identify any impostors or impersonators. This is part of a larger program of using biometrics to screen those who enter the country, which raises concerns about data privacy, who may have access to this data, and how it may be used.

  • Gizmodo
  • 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
  • 5 min
  • BBC
  • 2021
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Facial recognition technology meant mum saw dying son

The ability of facial recognition technology used by the South Wales Police force to identify an individual based on biometric data nearly instantly rather than the previous standard of 10 days allowed a mother to say goodbye to her son on his deathbed. It seems to have other positive impacts, such as identifying criminals earlier than they otherwise might have been. However, as is usually the case, concerns abound about how this facial recognition technology can violate human rights.

  • BBC
  • 2021
  • 5 min
  • New York Times
  • 2020
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A Case for Facial Recognition

Decisions on whether or not law enforcement should be trusted with facial recognition are tricky, as is argued by Detroit city official James Tate. On one hand, the combination of the bias latent in the technology itself and the human bias of those who use it sometimes leads to over-policing of certain communities. On the other hand, with the correct guardrails, it can be an effective tool in getting justice in cases of violent crime. This article details the ongoing debate about how much facial recognition technology use is proper in Detroit.

  • New York Times
  • 2020
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