Clearview AI receives data scraping cessation demand from Venmo and Facebook

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The facial recognition has been strengthening its database by scouring the internet’s pictures. Controversial facial recognition startup Clearview AI can add two more tech giants to the list taking legal action against it. Google and Twitter have already filed legal actions against the facial recognition firm. Now, Facebook and Venmo have added their own demands, requiring that Clearview AI cease the use of their members’ images to build its database. A Buzzfeed News report showed that Facebook issued a cease-and-desist letter to the company last week. It required that the…

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Cow facial recognition technology is changing farming in India

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Tech for livestock farmers has become a serious business in the country where animal wearables thrive. Hundreds of tech start ups have launched in India focused on livestock, including cow facial recognition devices and systems. This trend is changing agribusiness in the country. Agri-science technology such as livestock wearable health monitors are vital to these producers. This agri-science boom has inspired investors as cow facial recognition has taken off as vital solutions for the industry. It has raised hopes within a struggling but important sector in the country, though government…

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Chinese smartphones now require facial recognition for registration

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Consumers in China will need to use the technology in order to sign up for new service. Consumers registering for service with Chinese smartphones are now obligated to use facial recognition to complete the process. The country requires consumers to have an image of their face captured when registering for service. The new requirement for facial recognition scanning to register for service with Chinese smartphones became effective as of Sunday. According to the government of China, this rule is meant to help confirm an individual’s identity in order to reduce…

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QR code use in China may fall due to facial recognition technology

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Quick response codes are widespread for authenticating mobile payments in the country. In China, QR code use for completing mobile payments is as commonplace as the use of traditional credit cards in the United States. However, this could quickly become a thing of the past as more companies look to biometrics such as facial and fingerprint recognition. Tech giants in the country, such as Tencent, are already looking into ways to use biometrics. Most people use mobile phones to complete non-cash payment transactions in China. QR code use is the…

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New research uncovers facial recognition gender discrimination against transgender people

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More facial recognition technology flaws uncovered by researchers. Concerns about facial recognition flaws is nothing new, but now fresh research conducted at the University of Colorado Boulder has found that facial recognition gender discrimination is an issue, as these systems are failing to identify transgender people. The test found that facial recognition systems misidentified trans men as women 38% of the time. The researchers tested facial recognition systems from top tech behemoths Microsoft, IBM, Clarifai and Amazon. The researchers used photographs of trans men and learned that the systems misidentified…

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