The automobile club recommends that governments increase use of red light cameras directly supervised by authorities in order to boost enforcement where needed and not to raise revenue. Read the full article at NBCDFW.
On August 8th, a federal appeals court rejected Facebook’s call to undo a lawsuit that indicated the social media giant has been collecting and storing unauthorized biometric facial data of millions of users without their expressed consent. Read the full article by Subverse at Minds.
From 2003: Face recognition systems in public places, however, are a matter for serious concern. The issue recently came to broad public attention when it emerged that fans attending the Super Bowl had unknowingly been matched against a database of alleged criminals, and when the city of Tampa deployed a face-recognition system in the nightlife district of Ybor City. But current and proposed uses of face recognition are much more widespread, as the resources at the end of this article demonstrate in detail.
An ordinance to allow the Michigan City Police Department to purchase license plate reader technology, including facial recognition capability, was killed Tuesday after several concerned citizens spoke against it during a public hearing. Read the full article at Herald-Argus.
From cameras capable of reading faces and license plates to self-serve kiosks that take credit card payments, city officials are having to reconcile the balance between innovation and public privacy. Read the full article at GovTech.
The new toll roads are now being enforced in Jacksonville and Tuesday, Action News Jax told drivers about the different Sun Pass options to avoid paying toll fees. However, we didn’t mention what to do if you get a ticket in the mail for a toll booth you didn’t cross. Watch the video / read the full article at Action News Jax.
Foreign tourists are getting a free pass when it comes to dangerous driving that puts all drivers at risk. Orange County has not been ticketing foreign visitors who run red lights, or the rental car companies that put them in the driver’s seat. Watch the video / read the article at WESH.
Police in Cobb County, Georgia, went undercover to nab texting drivers or those who won’t put down their phones in violation of the hands-free law. Watch the video/read the article at KEYE.
If you jaywalk, a CCTV camera will scan your face and flash it up on the huge screens for all to see, according to the South China Morning Post (SCMP). If that wasn’t embarrassing enough, there are now plans to ping offenders’ phones with quick-fire fines as soon as they violate the grim rule. Read the full article at New York Post.
Austrailia: World-first Big Brother Sydney traffic cameras capturing drivers' private information spark privacy concerns
The NSW Government’s mobile phone detection cameras, heralded as “world-first” road safety technology, work by capturing wide-angled images of all passing drivers and front passengers through the windscreens of cars to check if they’re using a phone while behind the wheel. But more than 1100 pages of emails and documents - obtained by 9News under Freedom of Information laws - reveal numerous red flags over the Big Brother technology have been raised by the NSW Information and Privacy Commission (IPC).