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Survey: Americans Warming to Use of Facial Recognition

Posted by M. C. on January 8, 2019

Trade offs! – Sheeple!

If you use Eazy-Pass or live in a city with the right kind of intersection cameras they probably have your mug data banked already.

The same government that is analyzing your face can’t tell dog hair from human hair and lies about it in court.

https://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2019/01/survey-americans-warming-use-facial-recognition-tech/153987/

By Frank Konkel,

Americans do not favor strict limits on facial recognition technology, according to a new national survey.

A growing number of Americans are OK with the facial recognition technology, especially if it increases public safety, according to a national survey released Monday.

Conducted on a national poll of 3,151 U.S. adults in December, the survey found only one in four Americans believe the federal government should strictly limit the use of facial biometrics technology.

The survey also indicates Americans are more likely to support any apparent tradeoff to their own privacy caused by facial recognition technology if it benefits law enforcement, reduces shoplifting or speeds up airport security lines.

Only 18 percent of those polled said they agreed with strict limitations on facial recognition tech if it comes at the expense of public safety, compared to 55 percent who disagreed with such limitations…

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How the government uses its giant facial recognition database | Sovereign Man

Posted by M. C. on November 2, 2018

Delta Airlines has even started testing a new program that scans your face prior to boarding your flight and matches it against this government database.

JetBlue has a similar program, and claims that “The customers are really delighted by it. . . they think it’s cool and they’re having fun.”

https://www.sovereignman.com/trends/how-the-government-uses-its-giant-facial-recognition-database-24263/

Simon Black

In July 1996, flight TWA 800 exploded in mid-air, 12 minutes after taking off from JFK International Airport in New York. All 230 passengers on board were killed.

It would be four years before an investigation concluded the likely cause of the explosion was a short circuit in the plane’s fuel tank.

But at the time, President Clinton felt the overwhelming need to do something.

People suspected terrorism. So Clinton issued new airport security rules.

From then on, identification was required to board an airplane.

Before that, you just needed a ticket.

After the attacks of September 11, 2001, airport security escalated.

The TSA (Transportation Security Administration) and DHS (Department of Homeland Security) were born.

Screening procedures intensified. Agents could now feel you up and down. Then came naked body scanners and the Real ID requirement.

Real ID standards were part of the post-9/11 security hysteria. But they are just now coming into full effect.

The federal guidelines require states to issue IDs that meet certain federal standards, or else the ID cannot be used for flying.

One of these standards is that the photo on the ID has to work with facial recognition systems.

CBP (Customs and Border Protection) has now completed a pilot program for using biometric data for boarding flights exiting the country. Biometric data includes unique identity markers like fingerprints, iris scans, and facial recognition.

The DHS audited the pilot program, and found that it was a success. They caught 1,300 people who had overstayed their visas.

Wait, what? I thought this was supposed to be about national security?

But that’s not what you get from the propaganda piece on the CBP’s websiteRead the rest of this entry »

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Dulles Airport Surprises Passengers with Facial-Recognition Boarding

Posted by M. C. on September 10, 2018

99 percent accurate during testing – Sure..and the F-35 works great too.

When testing is complete, the process will be updated so photos are deleted immediately after the comparison – Just like the TSA porno scans

It doesn’t matter,” Maryland resident Kim Meekins…“That would be awesome,” she said. “It would be wonderful.”

Thea Ottersen of Norway…so I don’t really mind

Lithuanian traveler Mantas Klimasausas said…“I think it’s a new approach,” he said. And if it expedites boarding, “That’s even better.”

Norway, Lithuania, Maryland – all socialist loving. Apparently this government rag cheery picked the sheeple. There appears to be quite a few at Dulles…assuming they aren’t fake.

https://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2018/09/dulles-airport-surprises-passengers-facial-recognition-boarding/151095/

By Aaron Boyd,

Some international travelers can leave their boarding passes and passports in their pockets when flying out of Dulles International Airport thanks to a new facial recognition boarding technology that went into operation Thursday…

The scan takes fractions of a second and has shown to be 99 percent accurate during testing, according to CBP Commissioner John McAleenan, who was joined by MWAA President Jack Potter and airline representatives for an unveiling event Thursday… Read the rest of this entry »

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Faceprinted – EPautos – Libertarian Car Talk

Posted by M. C. on July 2, 2018

Is it exaggerating things to suggest that all of this keeping track of us is like being made to wear an ankle bracelet which we can’t see or feel but which serves the same purpose? And without the conviction?

https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2018/06/29/faceprinted/

By eric

A creepy footnote to the shooting in Maryland yesterday. Apparently, the identity of the shooter – who had no ID on him, refused to give his name and had “obscured” his fingerprints – was determined via the use of facial recognition software.

An NBC news story about the incident mentions this fairly casually and without comment:

“Senior law enforcement sources briefed on the investigation told NBC News that Ramos had been identified through the use of facial recognition software. The sources said earlier that he had somehow obscured his fingerprints, making identification difficult. (Anne Arundel County Deputy Police Chief Bill) Krampf would not confirm those details, and said Thursday evening that he had no knowledge of any facial recognition or anything about fingerprints.”

Italics added.

If, in fact, the shooter was identified via his “faceprint” – so to speak – it shows just how powerful this “tool” is. Read the rest of this entry »

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Facial recognition may be coming to a police body camera near you (Thanks to Facebook YOUR image is already tagged-MCViewPoint)

Posted by M. C. on April 27, 2018

Coppers turning a lemon into lemonade.

Hey, you were just picked on a police body camera, you MUST have done something wrong!

https://www.lmtonline.com/business/article/Facial-recognition-may-be-coming-to-a-police-body-12866541.php

Drew Harwell

The country’s biggest seller of police body cameras on Thursday convened a corporate board devoted to the ethics and expansion of artificial intelligence, a major new step toward offering controversial facial-recognition technology to police forces nationwide. Read the rest of this entry »

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Your “Expectation of Privacy” Just Got Lower | The Nestmann Group

Posted by M. C. on October 18, 2017

I have decided not to allow photos of myself if they have a chance of ending up on social media. We will see how that goes with the relatives.

https://www.nestmann.com/your-expectation-of-privacy-just-got-lower

Last month, researchers at Stanford University announced they had developed software that was able to accurately predict a person’s sexual orientation.

Drawing from photos on a popular dating website, their program was able to correctly distinguish self-identified gay men from heterosexual men 81% of the time. It had a 71% success rate in distinguishing gay women from heterosexual women. When the algorithm was given five images of the same person to examine, the accuracy rose to 91% for men and 83% for women. Read the rest of this entry »

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Saving face: Facebook wants access without limits

Posted by M. C. on July 31, 2017

You are putting yourself out there and Facebook/Zuckergerg is taking all of you it can get.

https://www.publicintegrity.org/2017/07/31/21027/saving-face-facebook-wants-access-without-limits

When Chicago resident Carlo Licata joined Facebook in 2009, he did what the 390 million other users of the world’s largest social network had already done: He posted photos of himself and friends, tagging the images with names.

But what Licata, now 34, didn’t know was that every time he was tagged, Facebook stored his digitized face in its growing database. Read the rest of this entry »

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FBI Grilled On Extent Of Its Facial Recognition Program

Posted by M. C. on March 23, 2017

http://www.vocativ.com/413934/fbi-facial-recognition-program/

What scares me is the FBI and the [Justice Department] trying to proactively collect everyone’s face,” Chaffetz said.

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This creepy facial recognition app lets users find strangers on Facebook by taking their picture

Posted by M. C. on March 14, 2017

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/03/14/creepy-facial-recognition-app-users-find-strangers-facebook/

The answer is of course to delete your profile photo.

  Better yet delete all photos of yourself.

Better yet…delete facebook.

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