In November 2021, Costa Rica became the first nation in the world to require kids to receive COVID vaccinations. But things seem to have turned when the President of Costa Rica abolished the COVID vaccine mandate after saying that ‘our people are not cattle.’
A report published last week on revamping the Government of Canada’s digital infrastructure states that the next step to making services more convenient is to introduce a federal “Digital Identity Program.”
The upcoming Apple Watch Series 8 will reportedly come with a body temperature sensor that can tell whether you’re running a fever, according to a report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. Instead of giving you an exact reading, Gurman believes the watch should be able to detect a spike in body temperature, and then encourage you to talk to a doctor or use a thermometer.
Newly obtained records show that in recent years the Long Beach Police Department has run over a thousand facial recognition searches without indicating any suspected criminal activity, flouting established transparency rules critical to the internal auditing and oversight of law enforcement’s use of this highly invasive technology.
The largest U.S. airlines have been working with the Biden administration for months on creating a nationwide no-fly list that would ban from commercial carriers the worst of unruly passengers, as attacks on flight attendants, airport gate agents and fellow travelers increase.
The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has partnered with a Virginia-based private identification firm which requires a facial recognition selfie among other things, in order to create or access online accounts with the agency.
South Korea will soon roll out a pilot project to use artificial intelligence, facial recognition and thousands of CCTV cameras to track the movement of people infected with the coronavirus, despite concerns about the invasion of privacy.