Message from Arch-Fiend in Subverse #newsroom
That's fundamentally it
Everything else is scope creep.
And i am coming from a position where I am okay with government delivering critical services like energy, health care and infrastructure... But i don't think the government should be unilaterally tracking its citizens.
what good can come from that?
you cant protect the border without identification
unless you have a wall of fire around it
but then that keeps your own people inside
doesent really respect their freedom
I'm not saying the government doesn't need to have a record of its citizens. But i do think they don't need biometrics
biometrics just allows them to track citizens more easily
I don't think tracking citizens should be somethign that can be done easily
it should be hard, and expensive
explain how its easier for a government to track with biometrics
Biometrics includes facial recognition data.
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?