NYC Subway Denies Using Real-Time Face Recognition Screens in Times Square

NYC Subway Denies Using Real-Time Face Recognition Screens in Times Square

Young says that the recordings arent being monitored to identify individuals in the footage, though. There is absolutely no facial recognition component to these cameras, no facial recognition software, or anything else that could be used to automatically identify people in any way.

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority has denied suggestions that it's putting facial recognition cameras in the subway, saying that a trick designed to scare fare-dodgers was misinterpreted. From a report: "There is no capability to recognize or identify individuals and absolutely no plan" to do so with NYC subway cameras, says MTA spokesperson Maxwell Young. Young was responding to a photo taken in the Times Square subway station by New York Times analyst Alice Fung, which shows a prominently placed monitor with the words "RECORDING IN PROGRESS" and "Please Pay Your Fare" superimposed on a video feed. "Hey @MTA, who are you sharing the recordings with?" Fung asked. The monitor featured the name Wisenet, a security company that prominently advertises facial recognition capabilities, and the video feed traced squares around subjects' faces.

Young says that the recordings aren't being monitored to identify individuals in the footage, though. "There is absolutely no facial recognition component to these cameras, no facial recognition software, or anything else that could be used to automatically identify people in any way, and we have no plans to add facial recognition software to these cameras in the future," he tells The Verge. "These cameras are purely for the purpose of deterring fare evasion -- if you see yourself on a monitor, you're less likely to evade the fare."

Did you like it? Why don't you try also...

If We Believed Russia Helped Trump Win The Election.

If We Believed Russia Helped Trump Win The Election.

We are still going through the piles of evidence and comparing it to spycraft (which we of course know nothing about). But, we have heard the arguments in favor of the spying case and are here to write a quick nonspy article from the perspective of one who thinks that the Russians did in fact help Trump.

FTC May Hold Zuckerberg Personally Responsible For Facebook Privacy Failures

FTC May Hold Zuckerberg Personally Responsible For Facebook Privacy Failures

According to NBC, FTC officials are discussing whether and how to hold Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg personally accountable for the company's history of mismanaging users private data. However, NBC said its sources "wouldn't elaborate on what measures are specifically under consideration.

West Virginia Will Allow Blockchain Voting

West Virginia Will Allow Blockchain Voting

Though Kersey admits theres no telling for certain whether the app can be compromised, West Virginia is undeterred, especially given the really good response rate officials saw during the midterms last year. We are not saying mobile voting is the best solution to the problem, we are not saying that blockchain technology is the best solution to storage of security data, Kersey tells LongHash.