Category identity management

How Well Can Algorihms Recognize A Masked Face?; How China Built Facial Recognition For People Wearing Masks

How Well Can Algorihms Recognize A Masked Face?; How China Built Facial Recognition For People Wearing Masks http://www.fortunascorner.com        Tom Simonite posted a May 1, 2020 article to the security and technology website, WIRED.com, discussing a subject that is getting a lot of attention in the midst of the coronaviurs pandemic — the […]

Silicon Valley’s Control Virus

Silicon Valley’s Control Virus The tech industry’s Chinese surveillance solution to the Wuhan virus. Thu Apr 30, 2020      Daniel Greenfield https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/04/silicon-valleys-control-virus-daniel-greenfield/ Silicon Valley was both the epicenter of one of the country’s first Wuhan Virus outbreaks, hosting the 2nd case in California and the 7th in the country, and of the technological tools of the lockdown, from contact tracing […]

The Dark Side Of Deepfake Artificial Intelligence And Virtual Influencers

Excerpts: There’s an emerging technology that is starting to gain traction in the tech world. Already featured in most major media networks, the role of deepfake artificial intelligence and virtual influencer (VI) touches on a variety of legal and ethical concerns that the business community should take notice of.  … If you’re experimenting with the use […]

North Korea’s Smartphone Upgrade Adds AI, Face Recognition

Excerpts:   The Jindallae series continued to follow Apple’s smartphone design path, with the iPhone X by getting rid of the home button. Photos posted on DPRK Today’s website showed that the Jindallae’s interface for displaying contacts and sending text messages are similar to what’s available on the latest iPhones.   Although North Korea didn’t […]

Will The Digital Age Kill Off Spying: CIA Is In Crisis As Facial Recognition, Biometrics, And Artificial Intelligence Make It Increasingly Difficult For Agents To Maintain Their Cover Abroad — Single Use HUMINT Missions?

Will The Digital Age Kill Off Spying: CIA Is In Crisis As Facial Recognition, Biometrics, And Artificial Intelligence Make It Increasingly Difficult For Agents To Maintain Their Cover Abroad — Single Use HUMINT Missions?   https://fortunascorner.com      This is not a new story. Indeed, I have been writing and wondering for several years if […]

Report: ‘Smishing,’ Deepfakes To Continue To Rise In 2020

Report: ‘Smishing,’ Deepfakes to Continue to Rise in 2020 nextgov.com · by $(function() { GEMG.HoverGroup.init({}); }); American consumers and agencies were exposed to a wide range of phishing threats over the course 2019—but in 2020, there’ll be a new, related danger on the horizon: smishing, or text-based phishing. According to consumer credit reporting company Experian’s 2020 data breach industry forecast, smishing is the top […]

All U.S. Travelers Abroad Should Submit To Facial Recognition Scans, Says Homeland Security

All U.S. Travelers Abroad Should Submit to Facial Recognition Scans, Says Homeland Security https://reason.com/2019/12/03/all-u-s-travelers-abroad-should-submit-to-facial-recognition-scans-says-homeland-security/?fbclid=IwAR3n2v9khzXMsKKZIW4FDapedeZKB-hmLyoDpJ0q_nt8nrKYrL-jsucB8Ec Plus: “Right to be forgotten” follies, research on direct cash aid, Elizabeth Warren on sex work, and more… ELIZABETH NOLAN BROWN | 12.3.2019 9:30 AM (DESIGN CELLS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY) The Department of Homeland Security wants mandatory facial scans for all Americans traveling in […]

China Uses DNA To Map Faces, With Help From The West

China Uses DNA to Map Faces, With Help From the West The New York Times · by Sui-Lee Wee · December 3, 2019 Beijing’s pursuit of control over a Muslim ethnic group pushes the rules of science and raises questions about consent. Credit…BMC Bioinformatics TUMXUK, China — In a dusty city in the Xinjiang region on China’s western […]

China Launches Mandatory Face Scans For Mobile Users

China launches mandatory face scans for mobile users Quartz · by Annabelle Timsit A new rule requiring face scans of customers signing up for new mobile plans in China came into effect Sunday (Dec. 1), amid widespread adoption of facial-recognition technology across the country. In September, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced the change (link in Chinese) in a notice to […]

In Future Wars, The U.S. Military Will Have Nowhere To Hide

Excerpts: It is past time for the U.S. military to prepare to fight without sanctuaries. Instead of waiting for wars to break out and then surging vulnerable aircraft carriers and armored brigades overseas, the United States should preposition missile launchers and armed drones on allied territory and merchant ships in potential conflict zones. For wars against Russia and China, that means […]