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Protesters in downtown Columbus on June 1, 2020.
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Major technology companies are responding to growing pressure, internally and externally, against how they have handled controversial social media posts and for supplying law enforcement with facial recognition technology.

Twitter has taken steps to flag controversial posts, including those by the President Donald Trump. Facebook has not followed suit, angering employees.

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A task force studying the use of facial recognition for law enforcement found no wrongdoing in the way the state was handling that system. An upgrade and expansion of the system is now likely.

Tech Tuesday: Privacy Rights

Feb 4, 2020
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Facebook agreed to settle a $550 million class-action lawsuit over its use of facial recognition technology in Illinois. It is believed to be the one of the largest civil settlements involving consumer privacy in U.S. history. 

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Attorney General Dave Yost is shutting off direct access to the state's facial recognition database of driver’s license photos for thousands of local law enforcement officers, after a review of how and who was using that database.

Facial Recognition And Society

Aug 8, 2019

U.S. airports with the most traffic will be getting facial recognition technology in the next three years, per a directive from the Trump Administration.

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Ohio is among the states asked to provide photos from driver’s licenses so the FBI can use facial recognition software for identification and location purposes. It comes as federal immigration officials ramp up efforts to crack down on people who lack legal residency status.

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Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has ordered a review of state databases that are being accessed by outside law enforcement agencies. He also wants to know how that data is being used.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents mine millions of driver's license photos for possible facial recognition matches — and some of those efforts target undocumented immigrants who have legally obtained driver's licenses, according to researchers at Georgetown University Law Center, which obtained documents related to the searches.

Tech Tuesday: Closing The Skills Gap in Tech

May 21, 2019
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Microsoft plans to train 15,000 people in artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, cloud and data engineering as part of a movement to close the tech skills gap.

The tech giant is looking ahead to 2022 when as many as 133 million new jobs will have been created from new technologies. The problem is finding enough people to fill those roles.

Coming up on Tech Tuesday, we’ll hear about an apprenticeship program at the Columbus branch of Accenture, a professional-service company and consulting firm. 

That’s today on All Sides with Ann Fisher.

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AI Now, a New York University research institute, released a report airing concerns about the rapid growth of artificial intelligence, such as integration within everyday life. 

AI Now published 10 recommendations, including government regulation of  AI facial recognition and truthful advertisement of this technology.  

Coming up, safety concerning AI, computers fitting clothes and more.

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The American Civil Liberties Union tested Amazon's facial recognition software last week by running a check between members of Congress and a public mugshot database.

The faces of 28 members matched a mugshot from the database, a roughly five percent error rate. African American and Latino members of Congress disproportionately matched with the mugshots.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher, whether facial recognition software should be regulated and whether law enforcement agencies should purchase software from companies such as Amazon.