Help EFF and Muckrock find out how your biometrics are being tracked


#1

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#2

I don’t think the systems exist yet to collect biometric data from people on the street, let alone compile an exhaustive database. Last I heard, face recognition was still at the stage of “yes, it’s a face, probably.” Am I wrong?


#3

Face recog reportedly got quite better, though still lacking.
There are other things like gait recognition, too.


#4

Aren’t they still hypothetical? I hope I’m not raining on the paranoia parade, I just don’t think Big Brother can do all the terrible things we are afraid of yet.


#5

They don’t need to bother as they’re steaming along quite nicely and doing more than enough horrible shit to ‘us’ with truncheons, guns, poorly conceived laws and a lack of meaningful leadership.

That said, it’s not paranoia if you know they’re all watching you…


#6

It’s said to be improving.

Also, the face-tagging on Facebook and other related things can serve as a suggestion of the performance.


#7

I’ve seen ads for a site where you can upload your photo and it will “find your twin.” My first thought was, who is paying the bills? Who needs a database of a million faces?


#8

Maybe they don’t need a database of so many faces per se, but the database is necessary as a training data corpus for tuning an algorithm for face comparison. Kind of like how Google Voice was getting voice samples for their engine.


#9

Yes, you’re wrong.


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