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Govt pressed on facial recognition delays

Govt pressed on facial recognition delays

Technology
The Government has been pressed to explain delays over the Biometrics Strategy which will regulate the police use of controversial facial recognition technology.Writing to the minister for countering terrorism, the chair of the Science and Technology Committee requested "full clarity on what areas the strategy will cover, and the reasons for the continuing delay".Norman Lamb MP previously told Sky News that there were "genuine and legitimate concerns that we might not have the balance right" when it came to the technology.The Liberal Democrat described the five years of delay in the publication of the Biometrics Strategy as "intolerable" after ministers announced it would remain unpublished in 2017.Image:Norman Lamb MP's letter to the GovernmentFacial recognition technology which can ident...
Jerusalem: Netanyahu expects EU to follow US recognition

Jerusalem: Netanyahu expects EU to follow US recognition

World
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says he expects European countries to follow the US in recognising Jerusalem as his country's capital.He is in Brussels for talks - the first time an Israeli prime minister has visited the city in more than 20 years.But the EU's foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini says the bloc's stance on the matter is unchanged.Donald Trump's move has left the US isolated on a highly sensitive issue between Israel and the Palestinians.Arriving in Brussels, Mr Netanyahu again welcomed the announcement, saying Jerusalem had been the capital of the Jewish people for 3,000 years and Mr Trump had put "facts squarely on the table"."I believe that all, or most, European countries will move their embassies to Jerusalem, recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and engage robustl...
Backing Big Brother: Investors are pouring into Chinese facial recognition firms

Backing Big Brother: Investors are pouring into Chinese facial recognition firms

Finance
Buoyed by China's plans to build a ubiquitous CCTV surveillance network, Chinese and some foreign investors are pouring money into start-up technology firms that specialize in facial recognition software.At stake for firms such as SenseTime Group, Face++ and DeepGlint, is a multi-billion dollar global public and private market for facial recognition technology that can quickly identify individuals by measuring major elements of their faces, such as the distance between the eyes and the curve of the cheekbones.With the use of artificial intelligence (AI) the technology can recognise and track those wanted by the authorities by seeking a match from a database of photographs. In the commercial world it can be used for security at homes, workplaces and ATM machines, and as a part of payments s...
Apple iPhone X adopts facial recognition and OLED screen

Apple iPhone X adopts facial recognition and OLED screen

Business
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceApple has revealed a high-end smartphone with an "edge-to-edge" screen that has no physical home button.The iPhone X - which is referred to as "ten" - uses a facial recognition system to recognise its owner rather than a fingerprint-based one.Apple said FaceID can work in the dark by using 30,000 infra-red dots to check an identity, and was harder to fool than its old TouchID system.It is Apple's most expensive phone yet.A 64 gigabyte capacity model will cost $ 999 (£999 in the UK) when it goes on sale on 3 November. A 256GB version will be priced at $ 1,149 (£1,149 in the UK).Media playback is unsupported on your deviceBy contrast, Samsung is charging $ 930 (£869 in the UK) for its new Note 8 phone, which has 64GB of storage."The iPhone X is a l
Police hold 20m facial recognition images

Police hold 20m facial recognition images

Technology
By Alexander J Martin, Technology Reporter and Tom Cheshire, Technology Correspondent - ExclusiveSky News has learned more than 20 million facial recognition images are being held by police in the UK.Public confidence in law enforcement is being undermined by the lack of laws controlling the police's use of facial recognition technology, the independent Biometrics Commissioner has warned.In his first public comments since taking office, Professor Paul Wiles told Sky News the Government's delays in developing rules to address the police's growing databases of innocent citizens' facial images risked damaging the UK's model of policing by consent.The police currently hold "beyond 20 million images" of Britons' faces, said Professor Wiles, a former scientific adviser to government who has held...