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Microsoft’s president says we need to regulate facial recognition tech before ‘the year 2024 looks like the book “1984”’

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    metal
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    We can have every company in the world screaming same all the time but that would not change the inevitable, any sophisticated government already working or has this system in place so it is a...

    We can have every company in the world screaming same all the time but that would not change the inevitable, any sophisticated government already working or has this system in place so it is a matter of time until the technology is perfected and our movement is tracked 100% of the time with the highest accuracy

    At the very least those statements are good to bring discussion to general public

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      nothis
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      You could put a microphone into every person's home for about half a century now, and it's not done either. I don't think it's as inevitable as it seems, we just need regulation.

      You could put a microphone into every person's home for about half a century now, and it's not done either. I don't think it's as inevitable as it seems, we just need regulation.

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      1. alexandria
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        Do you not remember PRISM? Where NSA and GCHQ contractors were able to access and sift through hundreds of thousands of "emails, chat - video & voice, videos, photos, stored data, VoIP, file...

        and it's not done either.

        Do you not remember PRISM? Where NSA and GCHQ contractors were able to access and sift through hundreds of thousands of "emails, chat - video & voice, videos, photos, stored data, VoIP, file transfers, video conferencing, etc." (Main source for this here).

        Do you not remember Optic-Nerve? Where security-service employees remotely activated people's webcams and passed around lewd photographs taken from those webcams? (More links and quotes about that collected here)

        What about where the NSA used people's porn habits to blackmail activists?

        Indeed, "few seem disturbed to learn that every detail about the public's calling and texting habits now reside in a N.S.A. database."

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