The bad news is that this already happened. It's the past, not the future. If you're carrying a mobile phone with baseband receiver or active wifi then you can already be tracked at this level of detail. Microsoft did a study with baseband about 15 years ago and concluded that (pretty much verbatim quote) "you can tell who's sleeping with who". That was old tech using early non-smart mobiles, and it's now well advanced.
But right now telcos are the gatekeepers of geolocation. With face recognition that would shift to whoever controls the face database in the cloud, and that's probably going to be one of the techzaibatsu. So essentially face recognition is a tussle for power between oligarchic blocs.
"Every platform dies off some day. Geocities, LiveJournal, now Yahoo Groups. One day, Medium, Twitter, and even hosting services like GitHub Pages will be plundered then discarded when they can no longer grow or cannot find a working business model"
Coronavirus whistleblower doctor dies, sparking outpouring — and #censorship — on social media https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/07/hashtag-censored-after-coronavirus-whistleblower-doctors-death.html
Hiding in plain sight: activists don camouflage to beat Met surveillance https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/feb/01/privacy-campaigners-dazzle-camouflage-met-police-surveillance
Performance artist generates virtual traffic jams in Google Maps by pulling a wagon full of smartphones
@hirojin I've long found KDE's general architecture, and several of its applications (Kontact most especially) attractive.
The iconsets, though, just drive me nuts. There's something entirely and excessively candy-like about it.
I don't use emoji-focused apps, but find many emoji sets similar: overly cute, candy-like, saccharine-sweet.
Maybe I need an industrial / steampunk / primitive emoji set....
Scotland Is on Track to Hit 100 Percent Renewable Energy This Year, Slàinte Mhath!
https://earther.gizmodo.com/scotland-is-on-track-to-hit-100-percent-renewable-energ-1841202818 #climatechange #climatecrisis
ClearView-App: EU-Datenschutzregeln schützen nicht vor Gesichter-Suchmaschinen – https://netzpolitik.org/2020/eu-datenschutzregeln-schuetzen-nicht-vor-gesichter-suchmaschinen/ #datenschutzgrundverordnung #künstlicheintelligenz #AlgorthmischeSysteme #Gesichtserkennung #Datenschutz #Überwachung #Biometrie #DSGVO
Riesige US-Datenbank, 3 Mrd. Fotos – Innenministerium will auch hiesige Polizei mit automatischer #Gesichtserkennung arbeiten lassen https://www.zdf.de/nachrichten/digitales/us-firma-clearview-sammelt-milliarden-fotos-fuer-gesichtsdatenbank-100.html
A New Study About the Death of 1 Million Seabirds Should Scare the Crap Out of You https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2020/01/a-new-study-death-of-1-million-common-murres/
Herbert Feiler, Geschäftsführer von #tuxedocomputers, äußerte sich im Interview mit der #OSBAlliance zum Fokusprojekt "Public Sector". Hier gibts das ganze Interview zu lesen! #freesoftware #opensource #tux
EPISODE 23 STARTS NOW!
Manjaro and Tuxedo Computers are gearing up to release multiple Manjaro-branded laptops, and the beauty is in the details. Want a Klingon keyboard? Sure. Ryzen CPU? Ok. Your company logo as the Super Key? No problem. Manjaro Project Lead Developer Philip Müller joins me to share those details and much more!
Plus, a Discovery of the Week your face will appreciate, and a new Song from the Source!
"Germany’s TUXEDO Computers New #Manjaro #Linux Laptops Will Include Massive Customisation" https://linux.slashdot.org/story/20/01/18/0045242/tuxedos-new-manjaro-linux-laptops-will-include-massive-customization
The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It
A little-known start-up helps law enforcement match photos of unknown people to their online images — and “might lead to a dystopian future or something,” a backer says. by @email@example.com https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/18/technology/clearview-privacy-facial-recognition.html
This is also a lesson on why you claiming "you don't care about privacy" is bullshit. It's not about you and your "I got mine, fuck you" attitude needs to jump off a cliff
Bloody hell. 600 law enforcement agencies have been quietly using a face recognition app that has scraped 3bn images from YouTube, Facebook, Venmo and other sites - @kashhill's latest https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/18/t…
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