It makes more sense to fix the problems associated with machine-learning algorithms than to throw out a tool which offers the “best means to overcome the pervasive bias (of) the deeply flawed criminal justice system,” say the authors of a forthcoming study in the American Criminal Law Review.
A Detroit man has filed a federal lawsuit against the city over a 2020 wrongful arrest sparked by police facial recognition software. A growing body of research supports his claim that the algorithms used by the program are inaccurate when used to identify people of color.
According to a groundbreaking investigative report published by Buzzfeed News, nearly 2,000 law enforcement and government agencies have been caught using facial recognition software, sometimes without training or oversight.
The Fourth Circuit appeared split Monday on the constitutionality of a Baltimore police surveillance program under which as much as 90 percent of the city was observed via pilot-less aircraft over a six-month period.
Some law enforcement specialists are adding their voices to the chorus of warnings over devices like Ring doorbell cameras. In one recent case, an individual fired on officers approaching his door after seeing them on his motion-sensing device.
A landmark 2018 Supreme Court case might preclude the warrantless tracking of criminal suspects through location data generated by weather, game and other apps, the watchdog report suggests, urging stricter controls on use of the data.
A plan by Mexican lawmakers to put millions of cell phone users’ data in a biometric registry is receiving pushback from telecom companies. The plan is proposed as a tool to fight kidnapping and extortion.