I think in the case of a natural disaster, social welfare is justifiable. Also in the case of a service shutdown of some sort.
@Arch-Fiend that's not true any more.. Ive watched facial recognition systems track 30 people across an open square, and identify each of the people in the scene in real time, and the face doesn't even need to be facing the camera.
the tech is both amazing, and terrifying
do they track the faces or do they identify the faces?
because face tracking and facial reognization are different things
face tracking can pick up faces that arnt even real
Right. Also, keep in mind we do not even need facial recognition anymore. Do you realize most people store their fingerprints in their phones now? People are handing over PII to tech firms willingly with known ties to government agencies and sign ToS's that justify the distribution of that data.
That's partially true
at what point is catching a murder no longer important enough?
your fingerprint isn't stored on your phone
The hash of your fingerprint is..
You carry around a tracking/surveillance device in your pocket/purse.
Yes, you do.
Well, we SAY it's non-reversible. I don't know if it is or isn't at this point.
It has to be interpreted somehow, so if it can be translated in one way, it can be in the other as well.
you can't use GPS without requesting and receiving a GPS signal to your device, so you can't complain when someone is able to find your device to send that signal too.
It's a fundamental part of cryptography
You can generate the hash from the fingerprint, but you cant generate the fingerprint fromt he hash
Oh, I agree with you, I just don't trust government or tech firms not to lie about said non-reversibility.
Oh neither do i. Fortunately the math behind it doesn't lie
That what makes cryptology such an important asset to protect
Could be true, sure. I know only a bit about cryptography in tech.
My skepticism is fueled by a lack of trust.
...as all skepticism is, I suppose.
I'm certainly no expert in the math.. thats for sure.
Lack of trust?
In government and corporations.
Have you considered a career in Cybersecurity?
and what is scotland yard using them for? tracking down mean people on twitter
well its a 2 year old article
Yep.. Thats my point
The tech can so easily be used nefariously
usually they do work with ctv
I'm a 100% Free Market Capitalist, therefore I support the average working guy, the small business owner, the freelance Web designer... NOT Google, Wall Street, or the Beltway. So, when I hear about things like "tracking" and "facial recognition", I fear there may be some truth behind it.