cameras

Facial-recognition tech flagged 26 lawmakers as criminals

A picture of every California state legislator was run through a facial-recognition program that matches facial images to a database of 25,000 criminal mugshots, the American Civil Liberties Union of California (ACLU) said Tuesday in a statement.

Cathay Pacific reveals its use of onboard cameras

Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific has revealed it is recording passenger activity on its aircraft via inflight entertainment systems and video cameras, re-opening an uncomfortable debate over surveillance on airplanes.

Police officer investigated for using n-word

The Montgomery County, Maryland, Department of Police says it is investigating a white female officer after she was recorded on Instagram Live and on her own body camera using the n-word while talking with a group of black men.

Chicago US appeals court considers allowing TV coverage

CHICAGO (AP) - A Chicago-based federal appeals court is looking into allowing TV cameras to cover some of its proceedings.The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (www.chicagolawbulletin.com ) has reported that the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals could join state high courts and several federal appellate courts in permitting live broadcasts.Chief Judge Diane Wood addressed the issue last week at a 7th Circuit conference in Indianapolis. The circuit includes Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.

Madison council delays police body camera vote

Madison Common Council Pres. Denise DeMarb says her decision to delay the council's police body camera vote is unrelated to a recent committee move to table the issue , in part, because of differing opinions in the African-American community.