Privacy Concerns Over Facial Recognition Systems

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    Searching_ _ _ Registered Member

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    Privacy Concerns Over Facial Recognition Systems - Voice of America
     
  2. Dude111

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    It is truly unreal how many people DO NOT CARE ABOUT THIER PRIVACY anymore.......
     
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    When Privacy is sacrificed for the sake of Law, Security etc...:doubt:
     
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    Indeed its just sad......
     
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    that's the punchline of the whole article.
    the so-called "free world" is becoming a police state day by day.
    according to the gregorian calendar it's 2011, but it seems we-the people- are stuck in 1984!
     
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    We wouldnt be IF MORE PEOPLE STOOD UP AND DIDNT JUST ACCEPT TRASH!!

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    believe me, if it were so, a whole lotta things, even more than we can imagine, would be so very much more different that they're today.
    but on the other hand, isn't the reason why the things are the way they are is because every single person expects others to take action in order to start to change the things, rather than they,themselves take action.

    this song called "i'd love to save the world" from "cj ramone & los gusanos" puts it very well. (though, it's widely but mistakenly known as a song by ramones. and also it's a cover version of the song titled "i'd love to change the world" by "ten years after". but the cover version is much much better, both musicwise & lyricswise)
    btw, no offense Dude111, my words ain't aimed @ you personally.
     
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    CCTV and similar systems have helped in the identification and arrest of tens of millions of offenders, social delinquents, criminals and killers the world over.

    Privacy ? It`s a mental hypothetical Shangri-La of all that`s nice conjured up in the minds of idealists and "Do Gooders" in a big bad world.

    My view ? If Big Brother is gaping down on every aspect of life and helping to secure our safety from the millions of vile scumbags who would not hesitate to rob, injure, kill any one of us or cause violence in public places, plus incredible damage, THEN - TO HELL WITH PRIVACY you can keep it. Hopefully entirely in your mind.

    Without these systems, our police and security services would be hamstrung in an age of widespread total social indiscipline, lack of adequate punishment and a general "Could`nt give a toss" attitude adopted by many to injuring and killing other human beings or perpetrating all kinds of damage and pain on the rest of us.

    I personally am fed up with people constantly whining and wimping about their PRIVACY. It is unfortunately a "Western sickness".

    John
     
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    well, i don't wanna turn this thread into a clash of political beliefs, cuz that'd be way outa this forum's area. so all i'm gonna say is we, the so-called "idealists & do gooders", are looking @ it from a totally different p.o.v.
    see, if those criminals, vile scumbags, or whatever you call'em were provided w/ better life standards and weren't condemned to live under such bad standards, then they most probably wouldn't choose to live the current life they do now.
    see, if they were given the chance to get education, enough food, decent health care, a decent home, etc.; most of those problems woulda gone away.
     
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    Every word correct Wolfie,

    But the law is the law and has nothing to do with any of these perfectly justified comments about how nice it would all be - IF. We do not live in Heaven, but unfortunately on Planet Earth, where we are subjected to just about every kind of inconceivable horror that mankind can inflict upon us.

    So, if they break the law, then they pay the price. Facial recognition systems are vital in today`s world to assist our police and security forces to identify, arrest and convict these irresponsible criminals and social delinquents who value decent social behaviour and other people`s property, health, happiness, lifestyles and prosperity at ZERO.

    If my PRIVACY in the context of this thread is to be completely taken away, then I would rather have personal safety and an orderly society any day than make stupid noises about some hypothetical and impractical if not downright dangerous issue of infringement of PRIVACY.

    John
     
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  11. J_L

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    The government has too much privacy though.
     
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    We tried to leave this thread open so people could discuss the impacts of the technology related to facial recognition systems and how they are used, but, it just went too political. So, posts were removed and the thread has been closed.
     
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