All

News Release
6/15/2016
CONTACT John M. Simpson
Washington D.C.—The “Privacy Best Practice Recommendations for Commercial Facial Recognition Use” that have finally emerged from the multistakeholder process convened by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) are not worthy of being described as “best practices.” In fact, they reaffirm...
Blog Post
6/3/2013
By John M. Simpson
Google is apparently reacting to widespread concerns about one of the most privacy invasive and Orwellian potential applications for its computerized eyeglasses known as Google Glass. Late Friday the Internet giant said it won't -- for now -- allow facial recognition software on the device. Facial recognition software has pretty much been...
Blog Post
7/25/2011
By John M. Simpson
Actions speak louder than words. That's why I'm not putting much stock in what Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says anymore. Speaking at The All Things Digital Conference on May 31 Schmidt said Google decided not to implement facial recognition technology because of privacy concerns.  He said he thought it's something...