Ant-facial recognition tech at the Hong Kong protests was an art project

There have been some tweets going around about a “wearable face projector” being employed at the ongoing protests in Hong Kong. It’s essentially the same as the scramble suits from Philip K. Dick’s A Scanner Darkly—instead of disguising yourself as someone else, it disguises you as everyone else, projecting a constantly shifting visage that drives the facial recognition…

Amazon says face acknowledgment worries are “unimportant.” The SEC disagrees

The Securities and Exchange Commission has told Amazon that two shareholder proposals seeking limits on the company’s face recognition software are appropriate, and should be put up for a vote at Amazon’s annual meeting.The assessment adds regulatory weight to a growing chorus of researchers, ethicists, and Amazon employees who have raised concerns about the software…


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