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The FBI's Massive Facial Recognition Database Raises Concern

Posted in Software on 28th Apr, 2014 12:08 AM by AlexMuller

Facial recognition technology isn’t yet sophisticated enough to identify people accurately, something which most technology watchers cite as a reason not to be overly concerned, yet, about its privacy implications. But the FBI plans to start using the software anyway:


When used by law enforcement agencies, imprecise facial recognition algorithms hold at least as much potential for abuse as a terrifyingly precise one, say civil liberties advocates.

The FBI has been building what it calls a Next-Generation Identification system to hold its identification data and, responding to political pressure in the wake of 9/11, to make it sharable between agencies. Civil liberties groups were tense about how more powerful suspect search-engines might affect average citizens, and that’s where the lawsuit came in.
The papers the FBI turned over just last week reveal that it has been making impressive progress toward a facial recognition database with a wide-range of sources. But despite clear evidence that the software generates a lot of false positive and false negative results, the bureau’s progress toward guidelines on how the technology will be used is nowhere near as robust.

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-04-28
I guess this will be an opportunity to further develop and test facial recognition software and to assess issues that come with its use - privacy issues will remain a big obstacle Reply


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