NBC: Facial Recognition’s ‘Dirty Little Secret’ Is Using Millions of Pictures Without Consent

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NBC News notes in a recent article that the faces of millions of people are being used without their consent to program facial recognition software that could one day be used to spy on them.

In an article titled “Facial Recognition’s ‘Dirty Little Secret’: Millions of Online Photos Scraped Without Consent,” NBC News discusses the moral issue surrounding facial recognition and the use of machine learning to analyze individuals faces in order to further develop these facial recognition systems. The article explains how facial recognition technology is programmed stating:

Facial recognition can log you into your iPhone, track criminals through crowds and identify loyal customers in stores.

The technology — which is imperfect but improving rapidly — is based on algorithms that learn how to recognize human faces and the hundreds of ways in which each one is unique.

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To do this well, the algorithms must be fed hundreds of thousands of images of a diverse array of faces. Increasingly, those photos are coming from the internet, where they’re swept up by the millions without the knowledge of the people who posted them, categorized by age, gender, skin tone and dozens of other metrics, and shared with researchers at universities and companies.

Welcome to 1984




Not only online pictures but those gathered from retail stores eg. Walmart when you walk into their stores… These people are satanists and will soon be put out of business for eternity!!!!

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Walmart’s Use of Sci-fi Tech To Spot Shoplifters Raises Privacy Questions

“In the old days, when a store caught someone stealing, a detective would march the thief to a backroom and take his picture with a Polaroid camera. The photo would be added to the retailer’s in-house rogues gallery to help store security keep an eye out for bad guys.

But earlier this year, Walmart (wmt, -0.08%) showed how times have changed. It tested a system that scanned the face of everyone entering several of its stores, identified suspected shoplifters, and instantly alerted store security on their mobile devices.”




h/t Coastie Patriot


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