The new GoldPickaxe evolution of the GoldDigger trojan malware takes things a step further, retaining the prior functionality but adding the ability to capture facial data for the purpose of creating a deepfake to defeat biometric logins.
A UK GDPR fine that would have cost Clearview AI £7.5 million fine has been overturned, as an appeals court found that lead regulator ICO was outside of its jurisdiction in penalizing the foreign facial recognition firm.
A new report from Amnesty International alleges that the Israeli military has deployed an experimental new surveillance system on the West Bank, and that it is capturing the facial recognition data of Palestinians without their consent.
After failing to pay the data protection fine or provide any proof of compliance, CNIL is now issuing Clearview AI an overdue payment penalty in the amount of €5.2 million. The facial recognition firm was warned that it could face additional fines of €100,000 per day if it did not comply.
Factors like the COVID-19 pandemic has eased people into the idea of quicker, passwordless authentication options. From protecting finger scan data to real-time facial recognition best practices, let’s explore how the biometrics industry is enhancing its security measures.
Face search engines that trawl the internet are not a new concept, but this apparent level of accuracy (backed by an advanced AI algorithm) has not previously been made available to the general public.
Clearview AI has been found to scrape the data of European citizens for its facial recognition systems and has been ordered to remove these subjects from its database. Claims it will have 100 billion facial images by the end of 2022.
Facebook's opt-in facial recognition system will no longer be available in a matter of weeks, and the templates it relied on to function will be deleted. The decision comes as the social media giant rebrands as "Meta" and looks to keep ahead of regulations.
While much of the rest of the world grapples with the level of access law enforcement should have to facial recognition technology, the Moscow Metro system has leapt ahead to using it as a form of fare payment.
Clearview AI's controversial facial recognition software is facing legal complaints in the EU challenging the troubled company on the basis of violating data protection laws by "scraping" websites.”