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Facebook logos are seen on a mobile phone in this picture illustration taken December 2, 2019.

A startup company took billions of photos from Facebook and other websites to create a facial-recognition database, and hundreds of law-enforcement ag...

Law enforcement is using a database of billions of photos scraped from social media sites, likely against policy, by an unknown startup company.
All it takes to add faces to your iPhone's Photos app is a few taps.

How to add faces to the Photos app on an iPhone, and automatically group your photos by who’s in them

All it takes to add faces to your photos on an iPhone is a few taps. Your iPhone's Photos app will make a "People" album for faces it recognizes.
The iPhone X's Face ID setup screen.

San Francisco is changing its facial recognition ban after it accidentally made the iPhones it gave to city employees illegal

The city banned local agencies from using gadgets equipped facial recognition technology in May, but problems with the ban quickly became apparent.
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson

Kamala Harris and other prominent Democrats are demanding an investigation into how facial recognition tech is being used on people who live in public...

Lawmakers sent a letter to HUD Secretary Ben Carson asking for information on how the controversial technology is being deployed.

Chinese government forces people to scan their face before they can use internet as surveillance efforts mount

China's roughly 854 million internet users need to use facial identification in order to apply for new internet or mobile services.
Mayo Clinic researchers found that facial recognition software could accurately match patients to their scans.

Facial-recognition software is now so advanced that it can identify you only from an MRI scan of your brain, a new study reveals

The software was able to correctly identify patients more than 80% of the time, which current privacy laws do not account for.
SenseTime is developing facial recognition used against Uighurs in China.

If you uploaded photos of your kids to Flickr they might have been used to train AI

A University of Washington photo database trained facial-recognition algorithms for hundreds of companies using photos uploaded to Flickr.
A homeless woman sits bundled against the cold as she begs for handouts on East 42nd Street in the Manhattan borough of New York

Google contractors allegedly offered darker-skinned homeless people $5 dollar gift cards to scan their faces for facial recognition software

Multiple sources claiming to have worked on the data collection project claim they were instructed to record the faces of homeless people
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

Amazon adds fear detection and age ranges to its facial-recognition tech as the Border Patrol looks to award a $950 million contract

Amazon has been adding more features to its facial recognition technology and shrugging off growing protests about use of the tech by law enforcement.
If CT scanners become popular at US airports, travelers would likely not have to remove laptops from their bags.

Hackers stole photos of travelers’ faces and license plates collected by the US Customs and Border Protection agency

The agency wouldn't say how many photos had been stolen. But it blamed the breach on a subcontractor, which had transferred the images to its network.