Those facial recognition trials in the UK? They should be banned, warns Parliamentary committee

Those facial recognition trials in the UK? They should be banned, warns Parliamentary committee

This post was originally published on another site. Latest call to halt creepy tech likely to fall on deaf ears Updated The UK government should slap a “moratorium on the current use of facial recognition technology, with “no further trials” until there is legal framework in place, a Parliamentary committee has warned today. In an excoriating report (PDF), the Science and Technology Committee expressed a series of concerns over the government’s approach to biometrics and forensics. Norman Lamb MP, Chair of the Science and Technology Committee, said: “The legal basis for automatic facial recognition has been called into question, yet...

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Those facial recognition trials in the UK? They should be banned, warns Parliamentary committee

Those facial recognition trials in the UK? They should be banned, warns Parliamentary committee

This post was originally published on another site. Latest call to halt creepy tech likely to fall on deaf ears Updated The UK government should slap a “moratorium on the current use of facial recognition technology, with “no further trials” until there is legal framework in place, a Parliamentary committee has warned today. In an excoriating report (PDF), the Science and Technology Committee expressed a series of concerns over the government’s approach to biometrics and forensics. Norman Lamb MP, Chair of the Science and Technology Committee, said: “The legal basis for automatic facial recognition has been called into question, yet...

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Lego Constructs Life-Sized Space Suit for Moon Landing's 50th

Lego Constructs Life-Sized Space Suit for Moon Landing's 50th

This post was originally published on another site. Lego is honoring the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with a life-sized recreation of the spacesuits worn on the 1969 journey, along with a partnership with Scholastic to send 50 children to NASA space camp in 2020. The model, which took 300 hours and 30,000 bricks to complete, will be displayed at the National Air and Space Museum’s Apollo 50 Festival on the National Mall from July 18-20. At 6’3″, it recreates the Apollo 11 suits (down to the brick-rendered reflection of the moon’s stoney surface in the visor). Lego Master...