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    Search engine of facial images lifted from social media accounts.

    Vidya Moksha
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    Post  Vidya Moksha Mon Apr 18, 2022 1:55 pm

    Wow, this is pretty scary stuff.

    I guess we knew it was happening, but here it is confirmed.

    A search engine of faces, used in Ukraine to identify the dead enemies of the banksters.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-61055319
    https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-61055319

    few snippets:

    Clearview is perhaps the most famous, and controversial, facial recognition system in the world.

    The company has scraped billions of photos from social media companies, like Facebook and Twitter, to create an enormous database of what its CEO and founder Hoan Ton-That calls "a search engine for faces".

    "We've been using this stuff for years now" says Aric Toler, research director at Bellingcat, an organisation that specialises in investigative journalism.

    As with Clearview, FindClone searches through publicly available internet images, including Russian social media pages.

    Even people who do not have social accounts can be found.

    "They might not have a social media profile but their wives or girlfriends might… sometimes they do have profiles and they live in a small town with a big military base. Or they may have a lot of friends who are currently in their unit."

    Others have issued more dire warnings. Albert Fox Cahn, of the watchdog group Surveillance Technology Oversight Project, has called it "a human rights catastrophe in the making".

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    Post  mudra Tue Apr 19, 2022 4:28 am


    Never loose anyone out of sight any more...
    Its nearing perfection

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