Border officials not told of massive surveillance breach for three weeks, subcontractor confirms

The FBI and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have reportedly been mining driver’s license photos for facial recognition. They are said to have used facial recognition software on millions of driver’s license photos provided by 21 states in order to search and find suspects. It’s added that the agencies have often been doing this without first obtaining a search warrant or even a court order. The New York Times and The Washington Post report, based on documents that were obtained by a public records request and seen by both, that the FBI and immigration officials have been using this data to not only identify criminal suspects but also witnesses, victims, and even bystanders.They would do that without getting a search warrant or a court order first and the states would simply provide them the data. In some cases, agents had just emailed the relevant state’s department of motor vehicles for assistance. There were around 2,000 facial recognition searches of this kind in Utah

Facial-recognition use by federal agencies draws lawmakersí anger

The unregulated technology has faced bipartisan resistance due to concerns over false arrests, public surveillance and government misuse.

Tue 9 Jul 19 from The Washington Post

Advocacy group launches national campaign to ban facial-recognition technology from government use

As some cities and states crack down on government use of facial-recognition software, a national advocacy group is going a step further by calling for an outright federal ban on the technology.

Tue 9 Jul 19 from Phys.org

Activists worry about potential abuse of face scans for ICE

Civil rights activists complained Monday of the potential for widespread abuse following confirmation that at least three states have scanned millions of driver's license photos on behalf of ...

Tue 9 Jul 19 from Phys.org

ICE Used Facial Recognition to Scan Millions of Driverís License Photos

According to a new report, ICE has sought access to millions of driver's license photos in order to search for undocumented immigrants with facial recognition technology. At least three states ...

Mon 8 Jul 19 from Extremetech

Documents Reveal How FBI and ICE Agents Exploit DMV Photos for Shady Facial Recognition Searches

Facial recognition is a powerful surveillance tool, one that is deeply unregulated, unjustly biased, and dangerously abused. And yet, over the last few years, agents from the FBI and ICE have ...

Mon 8 Jul 19 from Gizmodo

ICE And FBI Mine Driver License Photos For Facial Recognition

The FBI and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have reportedly been mining driver’s license photos for facial recognition. They are said to have used facial recognition software ...

Mon 8 Jul 19 from Ubergizmo

ICE, FBI reportedly scan driver's license photos for facial recognition searches - CNET

It's all been happening without license holders' knowledge or consent, according to The Washington Post.

Mon 8 Jul 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

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