SECTIONS Search E-edition Customer Service Customer Service SacBee Rewards About Us About Us Contact Us Apps Mobile & Apps Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube News in Education (NIE) Newsletters Local Sacramento Region Arena City Beat Crime Local Govt Salary Database The Homeless Marcos Bretón Transportation Education Environment Health & Medicine Traffic Conditions Weather Communities Elk Grove Folsom/El Dorado Roseville/Placer Yolo Sports Sports Kings NBA News 49ers Giants Oakland A's High School Sports Joe Davidson More Sports Raiders NFL News MLB News River Cats Soccer Colleges Golf Autos Racing Politics Politics Capitol Alert State Workers The California Influencer Series Local Elections PoliGRAPH State Worker Salary Database Legislative Gifts … [Read more...] about Sacramento County ends ‘mind-boggling’ automated license plate reader program tracking welfare recipients
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Irvine Company, a real-estate giant that runs 46 shopping centers in California, is sharing license plate information with a surveillance technology company that in turn provides access to that data to the US Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) agency. In 2017, Vigilant Solutions signed a contract to give ICE access to license plate database, sparking privacy concerns. Vigilant Solutions provides the same services to various law-enforcement agencies, insurance companies, debt collectors. Privacy groups have been critical of license plate databases and have described it as “a form of mass surveillance.” Some cities have rejected Vigilant Solutions’s services outright due to it’s affiliation with ICE and its controversial enforcement policies for undocumented immigrants. A real estate development company that operates shopping malls throughout California is sharing license plate information with a surveillance … [Read more...] about A data-collection firm is sharing license plate information with US immigration officials
Amazon Key made headlines at the end of 2017 for its promise to let strangers deliver packages inside your house by automatically unlocking your front door. Then at WWDC 2018, Apple announced student ID card access in WatchOS 5. Students at six different American universities -- Duke, the University of Alabama and the University of Oklahoma this fall, and Johns Hopkins University, Santa Clara University and Temple University by the end of year-- will be able to add their ID cards to Apple Wallet and use their Apple Watch just like a traditional keycard to access campus buildings like libraries and dorms with a compatible reader.Accessing physical spaces via digital technology isn't new, but centralizing that access to a consumer phone or a watch manufacturer puts even more information about our comings and goings in the hands of big companies like Apple. Are mobile devices with digital credentials a safe, even inevitable next step in secure access? One lock manufacturer certainly … [Read more...] about Get ready to throw away your driver’s license
Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image NEC Corporation of America already supplies many American jurisdictions with still photo facial recognition. Now the company says its getting law enforcement inquiries about its real-time facial recognition. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption toggle caption Martin Kaste/NPR NEC Corporation of America already supplies many American jurisdictions with still photo facial recognition. Now the company says its getting law enforcement inquiries about its real-time facial recognition. Martin Kaste/NPR You've seen it in the movies for years: Security cameras find a face in a crowd, and — Enhance! — a computer comes up with a name. It was Hollywood fantasy: in real life, facial recognition was just too error-prone to work that quickly, especially with live video streams. But now the tech fantasy is becoming a reality. Facial recognition accuracy rates have jumped dramatically in the last couple of years, … [Read more...] about Real-Time Facial Recognition Is Available, But Will U.S. Police Buy It?