Facial recognition. A wonderful new tool or infringment of privacy?

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  • I know little about hacking and computers apart from what I have seen in films, and read in the press, but as far as I am aware no UK will convict anyone of CCTV footage alone, there has to be other stronger tangible evidence before they will even charge you let alone put you on trial.

    Same for DNA even if your DNA is found at a crime scene, you cannot be put on trial on just the presence of your DNA, they need much more evidence than that, if they trace you.

    like all technology it has both good and bad uses. If the government and using companies keep ahead of the curve and update and replace when necessary then it should be OK.Similar go the debate on ID cards I believe if you have nothing to hide you gave nothing to fear. I know that won't sit well with some people but it's 21st century technology.

    We can already be followed of a fashion in so many ways, Google, amazon, fb, twitter and many others.

    I am yet to see Google or amazon called upon to provide information about a person's movements. That said, if they can call upon it then so can we, getting off fines from cloned cars etc, fraud at cashpoints great if you can prove where you were on a given time on a given day.

    It needs proper well thought out legislation.

    “You know you’ve reached middle age when you’re cautioned to slow down by your doctor, instead of by the police.”

  • The Data Protection Act is quite robust for keeping our personal date relatively secure, but I do know that Internet and Mobile phone providers have been approached by Police to provided them with information about people under suspicion, but companies don't like to so.

    I remember one American Internet provider that was approached by UK Police who were investigating a paedophile ring in the UK who were sharing child phonograph with others in America and others on the Dark Web if I remember correctly, they had to get a Court Order from an American Court to do it,

    Some months later lots of the paedophiles both in the UK and abroad were eventually identified arrested for many offences and convicted.

    What GSHQ get up to who knows I don't care

  • The Police used is at a recent football match which resulted in three person identified in the crowd who were wanted for offences. one on a recall to prison , it works

    We are filmed more when we walk into our local shops walk down our local High Street, on the bus Underground virtually everywhere , it does not bother me at all

  • Nor should it. It’s the best way to deter the perpetrators of crime. To my mind, we should have cameras everywhere.

    We are probably the most filmed people in the world , but it only bothers those that do not know how to behave or chose a life of crime

  • Bullshit...it bothers those who value their privacy. How about you put a camera in your bedroom for the whole world to see then. Who knows maybe your an abuser and most crimes happen behind closed doors.

    My Sonar is picking up an Echo around here

  • Not the same Norra and you know it. A snapshot of you walking down the road attending a footie game, a protest, the supermarket is not the same level of privacy as the bedroom. But it depends on how good it was that we were viewing, rewind can be a handy tool to 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    “You know you’ve reached middle age when you’re cautioned to slow down by your doctor, instead of by the police.”

  • Bullshit...it bothers those who value their privacy. How about you put a camera in your bedroom for the whole world to see then. Who knows maybe you’re an abuser and most crimes happen behind closed doors.

    Norra Batty - probably more your field of expertise but are they still fitting microphones to smart energy meters?

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  • Bullshit...it bothers those who value their privacy. How about you put a camera in your bedroom for the whole world to see then. Who knows maybe your an abuser and most crimes happen behind closed doors.

    Nooooo...Canny having a camera in his bedroom!

    I think I want to puke. :D

  • spotty ass, join the dots make a picture win a major prize 🤣

    “You know you’ve reached middle age when you’re cautioned to slow down by your doctor, instead of by the police.”

  • but are they still fitting microphones to smart energy meters?

    And Smart TVs along with cameras which many put in the bedroom. We are more or less living in a North Korean state when it comes to surveillance. And lets not forget that private surveillance in the case of TV's, Amazon doorbells, Internet connected security cameras etc that the authorities can and do ride off the back of them without a court order or at the very least get given or under a court order request (if it's to be used as evidence in court) a copy of the footage. Then there is the sale and abuse of this data sold to banks, insurance companies, AI development or anyone else.

    My Sonar is picking up an Echo around here

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