Pasadena’s Public Safety Committee to See Presentation on Facial Recognition Software

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You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News 8 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Subscribe [UPDATE Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 | 9:30 a.m. ] Wednesday’s Public Safety Committee meeting has been canceled, a city official told Pasadena Now minutes ago.“The Public Safety Committee meeting tomorrow is being canceled due to lack of quorum,” said Pasadena Public Information Officer Lisa Derderian.At that meeting, the Pasadena Police Department was scheduled to hold presentations on the department’s facial recognition software and 2019 Use of Force incidents. Those presentations will occur at a later date.]In a presentation on Wednesday, Pasadena Police Cpl. Thomas Blanchard will update the City Council’s Public Safety Committee on the department’s use of facial recognition software.The department currently uses two forms of the software: Vigilant, which stores mug shots from across the nation and LACRIS, which primarily uses mug shots from LA County and other jurisdictions that participate.The presentation describes the software as an “Investigative tool only,” that “cannot be used a sole basis for arrest.”The county system has helped detectives in 30 cases, according to Grisafe. So far, the Vigilant system has produced no hits.The software maps an individual’s facial features mathematically and stores the data as a faceprint. The software uses deep learning algorithms to compare a live capture of digital image to store the face print in order to verify an individual’s identity.“The Police Department will provide an overview of the facial recognition software utilized by the police department,” said Police Department Spokesperson William Grisafe.“This software, which provides only an investigatory lead, assists Detectives in criminal investigations where a picture of the suspect is provided, but the suspect’s identity is not known.”Assembly Bill 1215 prohibits a law enforcement agency or law enforcement officer from installing activating or using any biometric surveillance system in connection with an officer’s camera or data collected by an officer’s camera. Governor Gavin Newsom signed the bill last year. It will remain in effect until Jan. 1, 2023.Critics claim the software could be used to violate civil rights.In 2018, facial recognition software was used during a Taylor Swift concert at the Rose Bowl. Cameras were hidden in a display kiosk showing videos of Swift’s rehearsals, Mike Downing told Rolling Stone. Images of the faces of the concert-goers in the kiosk were sent to a facility in Nashville, where they were cross-referenced with a database containing images of Swift’s stalkers.In 2012 the San Diego Association of Governments allowed law enforcement to use Tactical Identification System software. The software focuses on unique textures and facial patterns, including ear shape, hair, skin color—using the distance between the eyes as a baseline.The software compares that data to a database containing 1.8 million images collected by the San Diego County Sheriff’s office.There were no public hearings on the software in San Diego.In Carlsbad, city officials falsely claimed that the city did not use facial recognition software when, in fact, that department had been part of a regional face recognition pilot program for a number of years. All told, 14 Carlsbad officers were using special smartphones that capture faces and match them against the county’s mug shot database. City officials could not produce policies or guidelines for the use of the devices, and had no record of how many times the devices were used. The only information they had was the user’s manual for the device.Several agencies have banned law enforcement agencies from using their databases in facial recognition software, including the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday News Feature Stories Pasadena’s Public Safety Committee to See Presentation on Facial Recognition Software Police will update the committee on current software, policies By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Monday, February 17, 2020 | 4:44 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

Willey, Billings produce career-best figures as England beat Ireland in 1st ODI

first_imgSOUTHAMPTON, England (Reuters) – Sam Billings struck a career-best unbeaten 67 as England overcame a mini-wobble to claim an emphatic six-wicket victory over Ireland in a Cricket World Cup Super League One-Day International on Thursday.After being sent into bat, Ireland slipped to 28 for five in a horror start, but recovered to post 172 all out in a first competitive game for four months for many players in their side.World champions England scored at a good rate in reply but lost four wickets inside the opening 14 overs to give the visitors a sniff of victory. But Billings and captain Eoin Morgan (36 not out), a former Ireland international, put on 96 for the fifth wicket to secure victory with 22.1 overs to spare.England were without a number of regulars who are preparing for the Test series against Pakistan next week, but returning seamer David Willey had Ireland in early trouble as he picked up career-best figures of 5-30 in a fine display of swing bowling. The visitors’ innings was rescued by South African-born all-rounder Curtis Campher, 21, who was unbeaten on 59 on debut to go with 1-26 with the ball.He put on 66 for the eighth wicket with Andy McBrine (40) to give Ireland something to defend.Jason Roy (24) and James Vince (25) both got starts for England in their reply and there was a murmur of excitement in the visiting camp when they had their hosts 78 for four.But the experience of Morgan and clean-hitting of Billings, who struck 11 fours, took the game away from the Irish, who will look for improvement in the second match of three at the same venue tomorrow. The Super League will be used to determine the eight qualified teams for the next World Cup in India in 2023.last_img read more