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CBC WINDSOR: Kristen Thomasen on Windsor Police use of facial recognition software

(05 March 2020) Windsor Law professor Kristen Thomasen comments that the problem isn't only the use of facial recognition software…

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Kristin Thomasen: Robots, Regulation, and the Changing Nature of Public Spaces

Robots are an increasingly common feature in North American public spaces. From regulations permitting broader drone use in public airspace…

A Ring video doorbell (L) is displayed during the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada January 7, 2015.

CBC WINDSOR: Kristen Thomasen interviewed on Amazon Ring potential in Windsor

Privacy experts, including University of Windsor law professor Kristen Thomasen, say they're concerned about the possibility of Windsor establishing a partnership…

This photo taken Tuesday, May 7, 2019, shows a security camera in the Financial District of San Francisco. San Francisco is on track to become the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies as the technology creeps increasingly into daily life. (Eric Risberg/Associated Press)

CBC WINDSOR: Kristen Thomasen on surveillance camera facial recognition

CBC Windsor reports that Detroit police and the Detroit airport have started using facial recognition through their surveillance cameras —…

In this photo taken Tuesday, May 7, 2019, is a security camera in the Financial District of San Francisco. San Francisco is on track to become the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies as the technology creeps increasingly into daily life. ( (Eric Risberg/The Associated Press)

CBC WINDSOR: Kristen Thomasen on new surveillance cameras for downtown core

CBC Windsor reports on Windsor city council's approval of 20 new surveillance cameras for the downtown core at Monday night's…

Sgt. Steve Betteridge say that Windsor police's drone program is still in its early stages. (Katerina Georgieva/CBC)

CBC WINDSOR: Kristen Thomasen interviewed on police drone program

Windsor police say the force's drone program, whose existence was previously confirmed by documents obtained by CBC News, is still…

Drones come in a variety of sizes, with different licences available for their operation. (Anthony Germain/CBC News)

CBC WINDSOR: Kristen Thomasen on Windsor police plan to launch drone unit

Windsor police are planning to launch an unmanned aerial system (UAS) unit this fall, CBC News has learned. According to…

The impact on the people encountering drones more often is what Canada has to think about says University of Windsor professor Kristen Thomasen. (Chris Francescani/Reuters)

CBC WINDSOR: Kristen Thomasen on ‘Social impact’ of drones

New regulations for drones came into effect in Canada June 1 — and while drone users have had a mixed…

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CNN BUSINESS: Kristen Thomasen on ‘Minority Report’ 15 years later

The future is arriving even faster than the predictions depicted in "Minority Report," a film long hailed for being prescient.…