DNA is but one element of biometrics
I have a friend who works for a multinational that sells facial recognition tech to government. They are throwing millions at this tech...
They want it everywhere.
see thats the thing "they want it everywhere" is the tracking part
It's not enough to say that "I haven't done anything wrong, so i have nothign to fear...", knowing you are under constant surveillance can heavily influence behaviour of people who haven't done anything wrong.
if facial recognition was only used during the same instances where normal identification is also used then it would be no more effective at tracking people than normal identification
howeveri f you increase the demand for identification, essentaully putting more activitys behind a identification wall, it doesent matter what kind of id is used
All that's required to do facial recognition is a photo.
humans actually recognize faces better than machines do
I'm not sure that's true any more
i have evidence
"I haven't done anything wrong, so i have nothing to fear..."
given the number of laws, its a pretty good chance you HAVE done something wrong.
hell, even most people technically speed all day
^ thats probably true
but that doesn't justify mass surveillance.
security vs convenience vs privacy is a battle that rages all the time and there is no right answer
The company my mate works for, the system they deploy has >98% accuracy.
with 1 photo as a source
Granted, people have been matching faces for thousands of years, and are hard wired to do it...
A significant portion of the brain is dedicated to it
That doesn't make the risks of biometric tracking any less concerning
how do you prevent identity theft while not allowing the government or even companies from being able to track you?
Why would the government keeping your data discourage identity theft?
what keeps them from demanding a company to hand it over?
The government demanding?
The more points of data to confirm your identity, the harder it is to fake. The more interconnected that data is from all entry and exits points, the harder it is to spoof.
if a company can have access to the needed information, why wouldn't the government?
When a govvernment entity verifys you... What do they ask for?
Your name, Your Address, Your birthday
Once they have that info... they have ALL of your metadata
Those elements are trivial to find
yes, all my metadata, including anything someone not me did using my name.
but this is my point, security vs convenience vs privacy
all of those points are at odds with one another
everyone wants all of them
There is a balance to be struck, for sure..
But i don't think giving the government access to ALL metadata is a balance.
that balance changes from person to person, from day to day
The balance isn't reasonable. Not any more