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Wait Its Too Late

Submitted by ub on Fri, 06/07/2019 - 10:24

Yes, you’re reading it correctly, it’s too late. The Federales already have our faces stored inside a huge and searchable database.

The FBI has access to 640 million photographs from driver’s licenses, passports and mugshots that now can be searched using facial recognition technology, a federal watchdog told lawmakers during a House Oversight Committee hearing this week. Watchdog says FBI has access to about 640M photographs https://apnews.com/6f45d569c3084c5ca823ced145de8f82

The database lacks adequate privacy safeguards; legislators are speechless. Auditor Says FBI Database of Faces Lacks Privacy Safeguards https://www.courthousenews.com/auditor-says-fbi-database-of-faces-lacks…

Whether all those cameras actually reduce crime is still an open question? NEW TECH IS FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGING THE POWER BALANCE BETWEEN POLICE AND THE PUBLIC The NYC subway saboteur gazed into the surveillance state. What looked back? https://psmag.com/social-justice/new-tech-is-fundamentally-changing-the…

We had assumed with Orwell that the dangers of mass surveillance and social control could only originate in the state. We were wrong. This error has left us unprotected from an equally pernicious but profoundly different threat to freedom and democracy" http://mag.time.com/5q0SH3Z

We already know that the FBI is operating a massive facial recognition surveillance system. We know the agency has slowly been working towards getting access to photos of almost every American to run through this system. We also know it is building this mass surveillance infrastructure without clear authorization from Congress, safeguards, or public input.
https://www.aclu.org/blog/privacy-technology/surveillance-technologies/…