• Jun 25, 2020
  • Glyn Moody
  • General Privacy News, Governments, Surveillance,

Top suppliers halt sales of facial recognition technology to the police – how much of a win is that really?

As this blog has noted, police forces around the world have been pushing for the routine deployment of real-time facial recognition technologies. It’s an attractive option for politicians. It offers the hope that more criminals will be arrested and convicted, and for a price that is constantly falling. As a result, it’s hard to win … Continue reading “Top suppliers halt sales of facial recognition technology to the police – how much of a win is that really?”

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  • May 22, 2017
  • Glyn Moody
  • General Privacy News, Governments,

Detailed medical records of 61 million Italian citizens to be given to IBM for its “cognitive computing” system Watson

Last year, Italy’s prime minister at the time, Matteo Renzi, announced that IBM would invest $150 million dollars building a new research center in Milan for its Watson Health division, which applies “cognitive computing” techniques to healthcare. As usual, much was made of what was presented as a big win for Italy and its citizens, … Continue reading “Detailed medical records of 61 million Italian citizens to be given to IBM for its “cognitive computing” system Watson”

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