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Facial recognition database ‘risks targeting innocent people’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on September 14, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright PA Image caption Facial recognition technology was used at Notting Hill Carnival The “rapid” growth of a police facial recognition database could lead to innocent people being unfairly targeted, a watchdog has warned. Biometrics Commissioner Paul Wiles said the Police National Database (PND) now had at least 19 million custody photographs on it. [...]

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Rohingya crisis: Humanitarian situation catastrophic, UN says

Posted by Warren Fyfe on September 14, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright EPA Image caption The number of Rohingya arriving in Bangladesh has tripled since a week ago Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar are facing a catastrophic humanitarian situation, according to the UN secretary general. Antonio Guterres said alleged attacks by security forces on Rohingya villagers were completely unacceptable. The army says it is fighting militants [...]

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Grenfell Tower fire: First public inquiry hearing to open

Posted by Warren Fyfe on September 14, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Reuters A public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire, which killed at least 80 people in June, officially opens later. It will examine the cause and spread of the fire, high-rise regulations, and the actions of the local authority. The head of the investigation, judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick, will give a 45-minute statement [...]

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