Facial recognition is here to stay. And we should all probably accept it

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by mood, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. Krusty

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    The Australian behind Clearview AI, a facial recognition software, says it is being used here
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01...earview-facial-recognition-interview/11887112
     
  2. mood

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    China's pushback on facial recognition
    As with Google and Microsoft, facial recognition regulation is a hot topic for Chinese tech companies
    January 22, 2020

    https://www.abacusnews.com/tech/goo...-topic-chinese-tech-companies/article/3046963
     
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    "[London] Met police to begin using live facial recognition cameras...

    The Metropolitan police will start using live facial recognition, Britain’s biggest force has announced.

    The decision to deploy the controversial technology, which has been dogged by privacy concerns and questions over its lawfulness, was immediately condemned by civil liberties groups, who described the move as “a breathtaking assault on our rights”.

    But the Met said that after two years of trials, it was now ready to use the cameras within a month..."

    https://www.theguardian.com/technol...e-begin-using-live-facial-recognition-cameras
     
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    I'm willing to bet the data base was filled by cell phones secretly and willingly taking pictures of the person and sent off to google and other companies who combined data.

    Phones take pics of our faces secretly while we use them.

    I suggest putting tape over the cameras and also destroying the microphones. Only use phones with text and use Signal encryption. That would piss them off.
     
  5. mood

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    Twitter wants Clearview AI to remove photos of people it has scraped from its service
    Another privacy nightmare is waiting to happen
    January 24, 2020
    https://www.techspot.com/news/83691-twitter-wants-clearview-ai-remove-photos-people-has.html
     
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    Facial recognition in schools: Even supporters say it won't stop shootings
    The facial recognition industry is starting to see that its promises offer a false sense of security
    January 24, 2020

    https://www.cnet.com/features/facia...s-even-supporters-say-it-wont-stop-shootings/
     
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    Clearview AI Says Its Facial Recognition Software Identified A Terrorism Suspect. The Cops Say That's Not True
    January 23, 2020
    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/clearview-ai-nypd-facial-recognition
    Clearview AI Blog entry
    https://blog.clearview.ai/post/2020-01-23-clearview-is-not-public/
     
  8. ronjor

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    New Jersey halts police use of creepy Clearview AI facial-recognition app
     
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    "Our privacy doomsday could come sooner than we think...

    The New York Times reports on a facial recognition tool that hasn’t made the news before ...secretive start-up called Clearview AI whose impact is as high as its profile is low...

    The facial recognition searches that authorities conduct today are usually restricted to mug shots or driver’s license photos, ...Now, that database has expanded exponentially...

    ...Clearview’s algorithm has never been tested by an outside authority. There’s the risk of a hack...And, of course, there’s the risk of abuse...

    Clearview has pitched its product to entities with less credibility than law enforcement...

    ...There also need to be limits on whether a tool such as Clearview’s can exist in this country in the first place.

    Privacy legislation is a more promising area for action, to prevent third parties including Clearview from assembling databases such as these in the first place, whether they’re filled with faces or location records or credit scores. That will take exactly the robust federal framework Congress has so far failed to provide, and a government that’s ready to enforce it."

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opin...2646a8-3d37-11ea-baca-eb7ace0a3455_story.html
     
  10. xxJackxx

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    I guess the past is sooner than we think...
     
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    Meadowhall facial recognition scheme troubles watchdog
    January 27, 2020
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-51268093
     
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    Campaign to Ban Face Recognition at U.S. Colleges Gathers Steam
    January 28, 2020
    https://gizmodo.com/campaign-to-ban-face-recognition-at-u-s-colleges-gathe-1841302162
     
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    Clearview AI Once Told Cops To “Run Wild” With Its Facial Recognition Tool. It's Now Facing Legal Challenges.
     
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    Palestinian activists and Microsoft employees demand company cut ties with AnyVision, citing civil rights violations
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    Remember FindFace? The Russian Facial Recognition Company Just Turned On A Massive, Multimillion-Dollar Moscow Surveillance System
    January 29, 2020
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomas...al-recognition-surveillance-in-moscow-russia/
     
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    Chicago PD attempts to publicly defend it's use of Clearview AI after being sued in federal court force it to stop using it:

    "Interim Chicago Police Superintendent Charlie Beck on Thursday offered a vigorous defense of CPD’s use of a facial recognition tool that matches images of unknown suspects to three billion photos scraped from social media.

    Clearview AI, the Manhattan-based firm that developed the software, has come under fire after a lawsuit was filed in federal court in Chicago earlier this month seeking to halt the company’s data collection and after a New York Times report detailed the privacy concerns its technology has brought to the fore..."

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-h...icago-police-facial-recognition-software-beck
     
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    Moscow court case challenges city's facial recognition use after launch
    January 31, 2020
    https://in.reuters.com/article/russ...al-recognition-use-after-launch-idINKBN1ZU1XX
     
  19. mirimir

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    Facial images aren't private?
     
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    Google and YouTube send cease-and-desist letter to facial recognition app that helps law enforcement
    February 5, 2020
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/clearv...-and-desist-letter-to-facial-recognition-app/
     
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    Facial recognition company CEO says he doesn’t need permission to use your face
    February 5, 2020
    https://thenextweb.com/artificial-i...s-he-doesnt-need-permission-to-use-your-face/
     
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    Facial recognition moves into a new front: schools
    February 6, 2020
    https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/facial-recognition-moves-into-a-new-front-schools/
     
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    Facebook adds itself to the list of companies demanding Clearview cease scraping its websites
    Startup has been told to stay off YouTube and Google and now Instagram and Facebook
    February 6, 2020

    https://www.techspot.com/news/83900...list-companies-demanding-clearview-cease.html
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    I do hope there are some legal grounds under copyright legislation so that they can get hammered under a class action suit - they're making money from copyrighted images without adding any obvious creative additions.
     
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