#Facial Recognition

Daily Dot

UN calls for immediate halt to use of facial recognition

The United Nations (UN) Human Rights chief called for a moratorium on the sale and use of artificial intelligence systems that “pose a serious risk to human rights,” including facial recognition, until “adequate safeguards are put in place.”. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet’s urging on Wednesday came...
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Facial Recognition for Grizzly Bears

Grizzly bears are big, with brown fur, short rounded ears, and a rump higher than their shoulders. While it can be easy to tell a Grizzly apart from other bears, distinguishing grizzlies from each other is a whole other task. Scientists at the University of Victoria whose research requires them...
Human Rights Watch

Russia: Broad Facial Recognition Use Undermines Rights

(Moscow) – Russian authorities continue expanding their use of facial recognition technology across the country, with no regulation, oversight, or data protection and against the backdrop of misidentification reports, Human Rights Watch said today. Their unregulated use of the technology has serious implications for human rights and fundamental freedoms and has already facilitated Russian authorities’ targeting of political opponents.

Microsoft Is Allowing Some Users To Ditch Their Passwords.

Its in favour of fingerprints & facial recognition. Microsoft is allowing some users to ditch their passwords from today - in favour of fingerprints, facial recognition and authenticator apps instead. The technology company claims the move will make users more secure as passwords can be an easy target for hackers.

Microsoft readies passwordless logins - Security - iTnews

Instead, users can get login codes from the Microsoft Authenticator time-based one-time password (TOTP) app, which must be linked to their personal accounts. Once Authenticator is linked to the personal Microsoft account, users can opt to set their logins to become passwordless. Over the next few weeks, Microsoft will also...