• ACLU calls for a moratorium on government use of facial recognition technologies

    5 days ago - By TechCrunch

    Technology executives are pleading with the government to give them guidance on how to use facial recognition technologies, and now the American Civil Liberties Union is weighing in.
    On the heels of a Microsoft statement asking for the federal government to weigh in on the technology, the ACLU has called for a moratorium on the use of the technology by government agencies.
    “Congress should take immediate action to put the brakes on this technology with a moratorium on its use, given that it has not been fully debated and its use has never been explicitly authorized,” said Neema Singh...
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  • Microsoft exec: Government should regulate facial recognition tech - CNET

    5 days ago - By CNET

    The cameras are watching you. Who'll watch the cameras?
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  • Microsoft advocates for government regulation of facial-recognition technology

    6 days ago - By ZDnet

    Microsoft is advocating that Congress become involved in regulating facial-recognition technology, on the heels of criticism of potentially negative impacts of its own work in that area.
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  • Microsoft urges government to regulate facial recognition tech

    Microsoft urges government to regulate facial recognition tech

    6 days ago - By Windows Central

    Microsoft President Brad Smith has urged Congress to consider the darker side of facial recognition technology.
    In a blog post released today , Microsoft President Brad Smith called on Congress to regulate facial recognition technology, citing its potential for abuse among the private and public sectors alike.
    In his post, Smith calls attention to the positive aspects of facial recognition tech, such as cataloging photos and helping to reunite families. But he also cautions that the positives come with potential threats to privacy and human rights. From Smith:
    Facial recognition technology...
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  • As facial recognition technology becomes pervasive, Microsoft issues a call for regulation

    As facial recognition technology becomes pervasive, Microsoft issues a call for regulation

    6 days ago - By TechCrunch

    Technology companies have a privacy problem. They're terribly good at invading ours and terribly negligent at protecting their own.
    And with the push by technologists to map, identify and index our physical as well as virtual presence with biometrics like face and fingerprint scanning, the increasing digital surveillance of our physical world is causing some of the companies that stand to benefit the most to call out to government to provide some guidelines on how they can use the incredibly powerful tools they've created.
    That's what's behind today's call from Microsoft President Brad...
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  • Microsoft calls on Congress to regulate facial recognition

    6 days ago - By Engadget

    In a blog post today, Microsoft President Brad Smith called for Congress to begin considering regulation of facial recognition technology, calling it "the technology of the moment" and noting its "broad societal ramifications and potential for abuse...
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