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(1) @NYPDONeill is in the @nytimes today, defending the #NYPD’s #FacialRecognition, but his defense left us with more questions than answers. S.T.O.P. and other advocates have challenged the #NYPD’s facial recognition dragnet. #NYC needs reforms, not PR. nytimes.com/2019/06/09/opi…
(2) The truth is that the #NYPD’s #FacialRecognition system is biased and broken. Their database will return more than 200 possible “matches” for every single photo. Meaning that AT BEST it is wrong 99.5% of the time. All too often, NONE of the “matches” will be the real suspect.
(3) #FacialRecognition can be a powerful tool, but only when used correctly. Per @GeorgetownCPT, #NYPD artists #Photoshop images before testing them, altering the faces and copy/pasting #celebrity photos. This isn’t #ForensicScience; it’s an art project. law.georgetown.edu/privacy-techno…
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The first-ever UK court case against police use of #FacialRecognition tech on our streets starts tomorrow.

South Wales Police has used the rights-abusing, discriminatory tech on the public over 50 times. We’re going to put an end to it.

#ResistFacialRec
#FacialRecognition cameras are light-years away from regular CCTV. They scan everyone within range and make unique biometric maps of their faces - more like a fingerprint than a photograph.
The biometric maps made by #FacialRecognition cameras are then matched against watch lists the police put together. These lists can include entirely innocent people. In 2017, the tech was used to target people with mental health conditions. theguardian.com/technology/201…
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@ParthapratimKh3 @AkbAsis @barua_ashish @PaulGambles2 @RonnieChopra1 @mektronik @MonetaryWonk @BudimanJayaS @vtchakarova @ContextMatters4 1. The bigger picture: Most of the #US #Tech-tools you use have or build-in #spyware or can easily be #hacked - #Windows has backdoors, which can be used to access your system, your #iPhone (#spyphone) can be hacked with just bluetooth (giving away location, address-book, calls).
@ParthapratimKh3 @AkbAsis @barua_ashish @PaulGambles2 @RonnieChopra1 @mektronik @MonetaryWonk @BudimanJayaS @vtchakarova @ContextMatters4 2. Your #laptop has backdoors giving access to #camera & voice (and do you use #fingerprint-recognition? One more personal #data-set). Your #SmartTV has a backdoor & camera & #voicerecognition. Do you use #Alexa? Real people listen to your conversations!
#Privacy #Security
@ParthapratimKh3 @AkbAsis @barua_ashish @PaulGambles2 @RonnieChopra1 @mektronik @MonetaryWonk @BudimanJayaS @vtchakarova @ContextMatters4 3. #Assange called #Facebook "the wet dream of the #CIA": Rightly so - Used #facialrecognition without your consent, gives full access to #apps to all your personal information & some #SocialMedia give #NSA-access to servers.
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Happy #EarthDay, America! 🎉

Learn how the Energy Department, National Labs, and sites help make the world more sustainable. ⚡

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More people are experiencing severe food allergies than ever before

#food #health

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The Pentagon thinks bugs could hold the secrets to conscious experience.

#consciousness #physics #philosophy #brain #ArtificialIntelligence #AI #robots #DARPA

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1. Not Dead Yet: Our own @NicheIntel and @Intel_Prof use #FacialRecognition app @Betaface and voice comparisons to examine the rumours Abu Rofiq of #MalhamaTactical faked his own death in February of 2017.

We discuss some of the interesting findings here.
#OSINT
2. On Feb 7th 2017 Malhama Tactical announced that its leader Abu Rofiq had been killed in a Russian airstrike on his apartment in #Idlib, Syria. A report by @ForeignPolicy entitled The Blackwater of Jihad, countered that Abu Rofiq was not present at the time; per a local source.
3. After almost a year absent on social media, Malhama introduced Abu Salman Belarus as its "new" leader. Since then, there have been rumours that Rofiq faked his death. The biggest deterrent to testing the rumours were the lengths Abu Salman went to in masking his identity.
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Today @CenDemTech is putting out its proposal for federal privacy legislation. You can read more here, but I wanted to share a few personal reflections: cdt.org/blog/americans… 1/12
"Privacy" is not a good word for what we're talking about anymore, but we seem stuck with it. "#BigData" "#IoT" "#AI" have changed the game, but folks too often take a narrow view of privacy. This was on full display at the FTC's discussion on #adtech: ftc.gov/system/files/d…
See Howard Beales: "There are discrimination problems out there in the world. There’s no doubt about that, but they are discrimination problems. They are not privacy problems." He's not wrong, but he's not right, if that makes any sense. 3/12
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"There are big concerns about equality issues arising from #FacialRecognition, particularly the risk of misidentifying people of colour who are already disproportionately affected by policing tactics."

- @GreenJennyJones #live in @UKHouseofLords
"The Govnt can't stand idly by while allowing this intrusion into individuals' rights and identities (...)

The Govnt is letting the police get on with automated #FacialRecognition as an 'operational matter'. This is clearly not just an 'operational matter'" - @GreenJennyJones
"I'm very concerned that this technology is being used with a database full of illegal images of innocent people - and I include myself in that number" - @GreenJennyJones 👏👏👏

#FacialRecognition #LiveDebate #FaceOff
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