Capitol attack: FBI mum on facial recognition, Clearview AI searches spike

The FBI sought the public’s help to identify those involved in Wednesday’s violence at the US Capitol. ev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images The FBI isn’t saying whether it is using facial recognition technology to identify suspects involved in the Capitol attack on Wednesday. Neither are any of the other seven agencies CNET reached out […]

New York temporarily bans facial recognition in schools

James Martin/CNET New York suspended the use of facial recognition in schools, as Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed a bill that bans biometric tech in schools until July 2022. It directs the state to study whether its use is appropriate in schools, and issue...

Facial recognition’s fate could be decided in 2021

Facial recognition is being challenged by lawmakers and in courtrooms. Malte Mueller/Getty Images The dumpster fire that was 2020 has also set the stage for what could be the biggest development in facial recognition and how it gets regulated. In the past year,...