The LAPD banned officers from using facial recognition technology which harvested images from social media by Clearview AI



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  • The Los Angeles Police Department banned the use of commercial facial recognition software after being confronted about its officers’ use of Clearview AI by BuzzFeed News, the outlet reported Tuesday.
  • BuzzFeed News reported that it had inquired about documents showing that “25 LAPD employees had performed nearly 475 searches using Clearview AI,” a controversial software that scrapes images from social media.
  • The LAPD has previously misrepresented how widely it has used facial recognition tech, while Clearview has come under fire over privacy issues and its reported connections to white nationalists.
  • Cities including San Francisco, Oakland, and Boston have banned government agencies from using facial recognition amid growing worries over racial and gender bias as well as civil liberties violations.
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The LAPD banned officers from using commercial facial recognition technology after being confronted about its use of Clearview AI, a controversial software that harvested images from social media



a group of metal objects: Chris Wattie/Reuters


© Chris Wattie/Reuters
Chris Wattie/Reuters

  • The Los Angeles Police Department banned the use of commercial facial recognition software after being confronted about its officers’ use of Clearview AI by BuzzFeed News, the outlet reported Tuesday.
  • BuzzFeed News reported that it had inquired about documents showing that “25 LAPD employees had performed nearly 475 searches using Clearview AI,” a controversial software that scrapes images from social media.
  • The LAPD has previously misrepresented how widely it has used facial recognition tech, while Clearview has come under fire over privacy issues and its reported connections to white nationalists.
  • Cities including San Francisco, Oakland, and Boston have banned government agencies from using facial recognition amid growing worries over racial and gender bias as well as civil liberties violations.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

The Los Angeles Police Department, the third-largest department in the US, issued a moratorium on its use of commercial

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Chief Information Officers Need To Step Up And Zig While Rivals Zag

Andrew Brinded is the Vice President and General Manager of EMEA sales for Nutanix.

An unusual aspect of a highly unusual year has been the rise to prominence of the chief information officer. The rush to remote working has put information technology leaders front and center on the corporate stage amid a sharp jolt to organizational processes and an environment that has been anything but “business as usual.” As companies have scrambled first to deal with a lockdown mandate and then later to adjust plans to the adjustments of governments, making people productive, secure and able to collaborate, no matter where they are located, has been a priority. Moves to the cloud and “as a service” offerings that minimize capital expenditures have been the order of the day. Want it done? Ask the CIO.

This was stage one of the rescue act for many enterprises. The first job

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DOJ accuses 6 Russian intelligence officers of vast computer hacking

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — The United States Department of Justice is going after six Russian military intelligence officers for alleged computer attacks.

“No country has weaponized its cyber capabilities as maliciously and irresponsibly as Russia,” DOJ National Security Assistant Attorney General John Demers said.

Demers says this group disrupted a French election, the Winter Olympics, and a hospital system in Pennsylvania.

“The most disruptive and destructive series of computer attacks ever attributed to a single group,” Demers said of the alleged hacks.

“While the alleged perpetrators of these crimes were Russian government officials, the victims who suffered real harm as a result of these crimes were often ordinary citizens and businesses around the world,” Western Pennsylvania District Attorney Scott Brady said.

Brady says Heritage Valley Health System suffered from a malware attack in 2017 and lost access to critical patient information.

“While

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Indiana city recruits officers in new TV commercial, website

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — A city in north central Indiana has launched a website and began airing a TV commercial this week in an effort to recruit more police officers.

The campaign is Kokomo’s latest push to increase police numbers at the city’s department, which has nearly 80 police officers, the Kokomo Tribune reported. The city’s 2021 budget allows for 92 officers, including 49 patrol officers.

The commercial airing in Indianapolis and South Bend areas focuses on a 20% pay raise over three years that officers will receive starting in 2021 following the approval of a new union contract with the Fraternal Order of Police Local 78.


“We’re prepared to show you the respect you deserve as you protect the community we love,” Mayor Tyler Moore says in the commercial. “You’re welcome in Kokomo.”

Next year, the starting salary for first-class patrolmen will be $59,444. By 2023, it will increase

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