India’s use of facial recognition tech during protests causes stir

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  1. 4Rules

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    Activists are worried about insufficient regulation around the new technology, amid what they say is a crackdown on dissent under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose Hindu nationalist agenda has gathered pace since his re-election in May. Critics also accuse authorities of secrecy – highlighting, for instance, that the software’s use during Delhi protests was first revealed by the Indian Express newspaper. But police said worries about facial recognition were unwarranted. “I’m only catching targeted people,” said Rajan Bhagat, a deputy commissioner of police at Delhi’s Crime Records Office. Modi’s government is seeking bids to create a nationwide database, the National Automated Facial Recognition System, to help match images captured from CCTV cameras with existing databases, including those of passport and police authorities. The system will boost police efficiency, says the National Crime Records Bureau, which launched the tender that closes at the end of March. But critics say it puts India on the path to China-style mass surveillance.
    https://nypost.com/2020/02/17/indias-use-of-facial-recognition-tech-during-protests-causes-stir/
     
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    Sounds like a great idea.
     

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    This is the future for all of us. Facial recognition is just one small piece. Already everything posted to the internet is captured and stored (search FBI Carnivore for more on this topic - and who knows what the NSA has!). Databases are shared internationally for many purposes: financial, security and transportation to name a few.

    Recently US airports and the TSA have implemented a screening process that requires only a DL or passport for entrance to the security checkpoint and boarding. Any passport, issued by any country for any flight. Imagine the database required to accomplish this!

    It is a brave new world!
     
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    Tomcat1977 Unapologetic Deplorable.

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    Its why I dont post pics on the Internet or use social media.
     
  5. Mayhem like Me

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    we still know who you are , DL photo FTW
     
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    Maybe facial recognition doesn't work if you always move your head??

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