The profile of Kottmann, part of a collective dubbed "APT 69420 Arson Cats," was removed from the social media platform this week after the group claimed to have accessed 150,000 live camera feeds.
Political polarization over government use of facial recognition technology continues to mount, as Massachusetts became one of the first states to pass comprehensive regulations curbing law enforcement's use of the software.
An Indian city is planning on deploying facial recognition to detect harassment based on women's expressions.
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"We're being specifically targeted with this technology because of what we're protesting," Derrick Ingram said.
"This racist surveillance technology has no place in our communities," the ACLU said.
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A Russian women's rights activist wants a federal ban of facial recognition technology in Moscow following political protests in the city.
"If I had made a similar comment, people would be outraged and they would be calling for my resignation," said Detroit Police Chief James Craig.
"While facial recognition identifies a white man's gender 99% of the time, it misidentifies darker-skinned females up to 35% of the time," Tlaib wrote in a follow-up tweet.
Musicians are banding together against Ticketmaster's plans to use facial recognition at music festivals and shows. The technology has come under fire for inaccuracies.
The findings were slammed by Amazon, with the technology giant accusing the ACLU of "knowingly misusing and misrepresenting" Rekognition to make headlines.
China's deployment of surveillance to detain Turkic Muslims who use "suspicious network tools" like WhatsApp or too much electricity should concern Western leaders.
"You don't need people's cooperation for us to be able to recognize their identity," said one researcher.
They removed more than 60 pages, accounts and profiles.
The facial recognition tool, called "Rekognition," is already being used by U.S. law enforcement.
"People should be free to walk down the street without being watched by the government," the ACLU said.
The company was hit with a barrage of criticism on social media over its links to the U.S. immigration agency.
The wildly popular app has started to raise some concerns about data privacy.
Production issues mean Apple will compromise the accuracy of its Face ID facial recognition.
The new software makes it possible for people to scan faces on their phones.
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The interior minister suggested introducing facial recognition software at transport hubs.
Researchers discover way to defeat facial recognition systems using publicly available photos.
Facebook is "secretly amass[ing] the world's largest privately held database of consumer biometrics data," according to the suit.
Apple was granted the patent for the technology yesterday.