Over de donkere kant van gezichtsherkenning

Heerlijk lang lezen over een griezelig onderwerp. Newsweek over de donkere kant van gezichtsherkenning en bij uitbreiding alle vormen van biometrie.

The U.S. government is in the process of building the world’s largest cache of face recognition data, with the goal of identifying every person in the country. The creation of such a database would mean that anyone could be tracked wherever his or her face appears, whether it’s on a city street or in a mall. Today’s laws don’t protect Americans from having their webcams scanned for facial data.

What would a world look like with comprehensive biometric surveillance? If cameras connected to databases can do face recognition, it will become impossible to be anonymous in society. That means every person in the U.S. would be passively tracked at all times. In the future, the government could know when you use your computer, which buildings you enter on a daily basis, where you shop and where you drive. It’s the ultimate fulfillment of Big Brother paranoia.

Biometric Surveillance Means Someone Is Always Watching