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Revealed: NSA intercepting ‘millions of images’ a day to fill facial recognition database

Laura Poitras and James Risen have released another NSA document at the New York Times, this one detailing the agency's addition of faces to its haystacks. The National Security Agency is harvesting huge numbers of images of people from communications……

NSA intercepting ‘millions of images per day’ for use in targeted facial recognition program

NSA scoops up images for facial recognition programs (via AFP) The US National Security Agency is scooping up large quantities of images of people for use in facial recognition programs, the New York Times reported Sunday, citing top secret documents. The Times said documents, which were obtained from fugitive…  …

FBI facial-recognition program uses low-resolution photos and employment mugshots

The FBI’s Facial Recognition Database Combines Lo-Res Photos With Zero Civil Liberties Considerations (via Techdirt) Another FOIA lawsuit brought against the government by the EFF has resulted in the release of previously withheld documents. The papers cut loose this time detail the FBI’s facial recognition database and other parts of…

30K cops, others can access Ohio driver’s license database with no oversight

Ohio allows thousands of police officers and court employees to access driver’s license images online without oversight, by far the nation’s most permissive system. A recent Cincinnati Enquirer/Gannett Ohio investigation found the state permits 30,000 law enforcement officers and others to search the image database, which Attorney General Mike DeWine…

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