Skip to comments.Israeli ex-Spies Harvesting Facebook Photos for Massive Facial Recognition Database
Posted on 04/16/2018 1:57:00 PM PDT by gaijin
over the last five years a secretive surveillance company founded by a former Israeli intelligence officer has been quietly building a massive facial recognition database consisting of faces acquired from the giant social network, YouTube and countless other websites. Privacy activists are suitably alarmed.
(Excerpt) Read more at forbes.com ...
A VERY alarming article.
I am sure that if your photo has EVER been on the internet in ANY capacity some intel agency has scraped it and dumped it into a facial recognition database.
Heck, drivers license agencies in many states are willing to SELL them your picture.
I don’t even recognize my own face
OMG Pinky the Boa is gonna be known wherever he goes, now!
(Oh, wait...he already is)
It’s funny that according to facial experts there are at least six people in the world who looks exactly like me. I wonder how they will compensate for that just by facial recognition.
When you’re dumb, ya gotta be tough.
Kill 'em all and let God sort 'em out?
Obviously there's a large potential for mistakes and abuse. That's why they need a sample of your DNA. Spit into the cup, please.
Soon if you have had your photo taken by a government digitized camera ( ID photo, driver’s license, security picture to enter a building, arrest photo etc.), you are part of a huge data base and if you need to be found, a supercomputer that monitors the data from surveillance cameras in banks, stores etc. will easily track and find you. Modern technology is changing the way privacy is defined.
This is right out of “Minority Report” and would work with existing technology.
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THE PENTAGON CANCELED its so-called LifeLog project, an ambitious effort to build a database tracking a person's entire existence.
Run by Darpa, the Defense Department's research arm, LifeLog aimed to gather in a single place just about everything an individual says, sees or does: the phone calls made, the TV shows watched, the magazines read, the plane tickets bought, the e-mail sent and received. Out of this seemingly endless ocean of information, computer scientists would plot distinctive routes in the data, mapping relationships, memories, events and experiences.
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Based on the concept of predictive policing, TIA aimed to gather detailed information about individuals in order to anticipate and prevent crimes before they are committed. As part of efforts to win the War on Terror, the program searched for all sorts of personal information in the hunt for terrorists around the globe. Admiral John Poindexter referred to it as a "Manhattan Project for Counter-Terrorism". According to Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), TIA was the "biggest surveillance program in the history of the United States".
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It’s for these types of reasons I’m very against doing anything regarding commerce (payments) using biometric forms of identification. Your biometrics are unalterable, unlike a credit card that you can cancel and renew.
Once your digital signatures (face, thumb, retina, etc...) are compromised you have no recourse.
...I been noting the Apple “face recognition payment” commercials on TV. I advise nobody use it.
This is the first picture of me on the internet.
If you think you can go anywhere without facial recognition being used on you and everyone around you, you are naive. Wherever there is a camera, there is facial recognition.
Kind of like the fingerprint data they are collecting from touch screens and swipes of the glass on all our devices...
Thank you for posting this!
BTW, it appears the see same dear friends are up to something that’s not Kosher...
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Careful ... you wouldn’t want Pinky to be mistaken for a politician and beaten in the street.
For those who missed Karl Denninger’s latest anti-Facebook rant:
He’s a snake, not a maggot.
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