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Border officials not told of massive surveillance breach for three weeks, subcontractor confirms

The Washington Post - Wed 10 Jul 19

The breach has fueled worries over the government’s mass gathering of data on the American public.

Facial-recognition use by federal agencies draws lawmakers’ anger

The Washington Post - Tue 9 Jul 19

The unregulated technology has faced bipartisan resistance due to concerns over false arrests, public surveillance and government misuse.

Advocacy group launches national campaign to ban facial-recognition technology from government use

Phys.org - Tue 9 Jul 19

As some cities and states crack down on government use of facial-recognition software, a national advocacy group is going a step further by calling for an outright federal ban on the technology.

Activists worry about potential abuse of face scans for ICE

Phys.org - Tue 9 Jul 19

Civil rights activists complained Monday of the potential for widespread abuse following confirmation that at least three states have scanned millions of driver's license photos on behalf of ...

FBI, ICE find state driver’s license photos are a gold mine for facial-recognition searches

The Washington Post - Sun 7 Jul 19

The state DMV databases form the bedrock of an unprecedented surveillance infrastructure, allowing federal investigative and immigration agents to scan hundreds of millions of Americans’ faces ...

Digital Rights Group Calls for a 'Complete' Federal Ban on Government Use of Facial Recognition Tech

Gizmodo - Tue 9 Jul 19

Against a backdrop of U.S. government agencies abusing unproven and potentially unjust facial recognition technology, a digital rights group on Tuesday called for a “complete” federal ban ...

ICE Used Facial Recognition to Scan Millions of Driver’s License Photos

Extremetech - Mon 8 Jul 19

According to a new report, ICE has sought access to millions of driver's license photos in order to search for undocumented immigrants with facial recognition technology. At least three states ...

Documents Reveal How FBI and ICE Agents Exploit DMV Photos for Shady Facial Recognition Searches

Gizmodo - Mon 8 Jul 19

Facial recognition is a powerful surveillance tool, one that is deeply unregulated, unjustly biased, and dangerously abused. And yet, over the last few years, agents from the FBI and ICE have ...

ICE And FBI Mine Driver License Photos For Facial Recognition

Ubergizmo - Mon 8 Jul 19

The FBI and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have reportedly been mining driver’s license photos for facial recognition. They are said to have used facial recognition software ...

ICE, FBI reportedly scan driver's license photos for facial recognition searches - CNET

CNET Cutting Edge - Mon 8 Jul 19

It's all been happening without license holders' knowledge or consent, according to The Washington Post.

ICE and FBI used facial recognition to search driver-licence databases

BBC Technology - Mon 8 Jul 19

ICE officers used facial recognition technology to scan databases containing undocumented immigrants.

ICE and the FBI are using facial recognition on driver’s license databases around the US

The Verge - Mon 8 Jul 19

Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are widely using facial recognition tools on state driver’s license databases around the country, according ...

ICE mined driver’s license photos from 21 states for facial recognition

TechCrunch - Mon 8 Jul 19

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are using facial recognition software to trawl through millions of driver’s license photos provided by 21 states to search and find suspects. News ...

FBI and ICE are using DMV photos for facial recognition searches

Techspot - Mon 8 Jul 19

Having discovered the information via documents obtained by Georgetown Law researchers, the Post revealed that the agencies used millions of drivers’ license photos to create an unofficial ...

FBI and ICE use DMV photos as 'gold mine' for facial recognition data

Engadget - Sun 7 Jul 19

Cities and companies might be turning away from facial recognition, but federal agents are embracing it -- whether or not the public is fully aware of what's happening. Georgetown ...

The Window to Rein In Facial Recognition Is Closing

Wired Security - Wed 10 Jul 19

As Congress continues to punt on facial recognition, advocacy groups have redoubled their efforts.

It’s time to ban all government use of face recognition: digital rights group

Fastcompany Tech - Tue 9 Jul 19

Fight for the Future, a digital rights advocacy group, is calling for a nationwide ban on government use of facial recognition. Fight for the Future, the digital rights advocacy group, is calling ...

ICE is using DMV databases to mine facial recognition data

Fastcompany Tech - Mon 8 Jul 19

A total of 21 states now allow the practice of government agencies combing DMV data. Georgetown Law researchers have discovered that Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have been mining ...