Message from ikillomega in Subverse #newsroom

2018-07-03 13:09:02 UTC  

@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.

2018-07-03 13:09:08 UTC  

the tech is both amazing, and terrifying

2018-07-03 13:09:37 UTC  

do they track the faces or do they identify the faces?

2018-07-03 13:09:49 UTC  

because face tracking and facial reognization are different things

2018-07-03 13:10:08 UTC  

face tracking can pick up faces that arnt even real

2018-07-03 13:10:09 UTC  


2018-07-03 13:10:18 UTC  

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.

2018-07-03 13:10:33 UTC  

That's partially true

2018-07-03 13:10:34 UTC  

at what point is catching a murder no longer important enough?

2018-07-03 13:10:39 UTC  

your fingerprint isn't stored on your phone

2018-07-03 13:10:46 UTC  

The hash of your fingerprint is..

2018-07-03 13:10:53 UTC  

It's non-reversible.

2018-07-03 13:11:07 UTC  

You carry around a tracking/surveillance device in your pocket/purse.

2018-07-03 13:11:16 UTC  

Yes, you do.

2018-07-03 13:11:25 UTC  

Well, we SAY it's non-reversible. I don't know if it is or isn't at this point.

2018-07-03 13:11:41 UTC  

It has to be interpreted somehow, so if it can be translated in one way, it can be in the other as well.

2018-07-03 13:12:24 UTC  

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.

2018-07-03 13:12:25 UTC  

It's a fundamental part of cryptography

2018-07-03 13:12:28 UTC  


2018-07-03 13:12:42 UTC  

You can generate the hash from the fingerprint, but you cant generate the fingerprint fromt he hash

2018-07-03 13:12:51 UTC  

Oh, I agree with you, I just don't trust government or tech firms not to lie about said non-reversibility.

2018-07-03 13:13:05 UTC  

@Grenade123 You're right about that.

2018-07-03 13:13:08 UTC  

Oh neither do i. Fortunately the math behind it doesn't lie

2018-07-03 13:13:23 UTC  

That what makes cryptology such an important asset to protect

2018-07-03 13:13:50 UTC  

Could be true, sure. I know only a bit about cryptography in tech.

2018-07-03 13:14:10 UTC  

My skepticism is fueled by a lack of trust.

2018-07-03 13:14:28 UTC all skepticism is, I suppose.

2018-07-03 13:14:30 UTC  

I'm certainly no expert in the math.. thats for sure.

2018-07-03 13:14:43 UTC  

Lack of trust?

2018-07-03 13:14:51 UTC  

In government and corporations.

2018-07-03 13:14:52 UTC  

Have you considered a career in Cybersecurity?

2018-07-03 13:14:53 UTC  


2018-07-03 13:14:56 UTC  


2018-07-03 13:16:03 UTC  

and what is scotland yard using them for? tracking down mean people on twitter

2018-07-03 13:16:18 UTC  

well its a 2 year old article

2018-07-03 13:16:20 UTC  

Yep.. Thats my point

2018-07-03 13:16:32 UTC  

The tech can so easily be used nefariously

2018-07-03 13:16:35 UTC  

usually they do work with ctv

2018-07-03 13:16:47 UTC  

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.

2018-07-03 13:16:59 UTC  

Governments are going to use tech to oppress and control. It's what governments do.