Secret Service to Pilot Facial Recognition at White House

The US Secret Service has revealed plans for a test of facial recognition surveillance around the White House, with the goal of identifying “subjects of interest” who might pose a threat to the president. The document was published in late November, but the American Civil Liberties Union publicized its existence today. It describes a test that would compare closed circuit video footage of public White House spaces against a database of images — in this case, featuring employees who volunteered to be tracked. The test was scheduled to begin on November 19th and to end on August 30th, 2019. While it’s running, film footage with a facial match will be saved, then confirmed by human evaluators and eventually deleted. The document... Continue reading…

Secret Service to Pilot Facial Recognition at White House

The Department of Homeland Security last week published details of a Secret Service plan to test facial recognition at the White House. The program will test U.S. Secret Service (USSS) employees’ ...

Wed 5 Dec 18 from Geek.com

Secret Service will test facial recognition around the White House

Like it or not, facial recognition is creeping into more public spaces. The US Secret Service has quietly started testing the technology in and around the White House grounds, including ...

Tue 4 Dec 18 from Engadget

Secret Service to test facial recognition tech around White House - CNET

The ACLU surfaces a government document that points to a test. The group worries the pilot program may capture facial information of protesters.

Tue 4 Dec 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

The Secret Service is testing face-recognition surveillance outside the White House

The Secret Service suggests avoiding the area if you don’t want to be watched. The White House is watching you.Read Full Story

Wed 5 Dec 18 from Fastcompany Tech

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