The proposed use of facial recognition to enter Brooklyn's Atlantic Plaza Towers has raised privacy concerns among tenants, The New York Times reports. Nelson Management seeks to scrap the buildings' current key-fob system with encrypted recognition technology that is “only usable in conjunction with the proprietary algorithm software of the system,” according to the landlord. Tenants believe the system is not only an invasion of privacy, but also lacks effectiveness and accuracy, particularly with the people of color who make up much of Atlantic's population, as noted in a study out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford. Meanwhile, the Electronic Frontier Foundation reports on a California privacy battle on the analysis and indefinite storage of DNA profiles from thousands of uncharged arrests. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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