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Thread: Emerging Surveillance State?

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    Casper, what they currently have in China, with the social scoring should terrify any free society. This is is similar to your FICO score but base on your social media reach and ability to influence others. With big tech demonstrating their ability to censor and silence messaging at will. This becomes an extremely powerful tool in sidelining any potential distribution of critical information. The days of whistle-blowers or sharing controversial information are coming to an end. The sharing of Ring video is just a tracker piece they already have the AI for facial, and vehicle recognition. As for posting anonymously this died years ago, with metadata fingerprints of individual online activity.
    sit on the edge to watch something unfold with a force we cannot control but communicate with

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    Data gathering, facial recognition cameras and so-on are troubling. However data has helped solve crimes, including murder.

    In a society where law enforcement must get a warrant approved by a judge, government tracking and data fishing has limits. There is always concern that we are one national or global crises away from suspending Rights to Privacy.

    Once those Rights are suspended and when promised it is only temporary, it is difficult to undo. Temporary becomes expanded from one, two, three years or more... At what point does temporary suspension of Privacy Rights become permanent?

    It great that crimes are solved... At the same point, we must ensure safeguards and limits are in place...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CasperParks View Post
    Data gathering, facial recognition cameras and so-on are troubling. However data has helped solve crimes, including murder.

    In a society where law enforcement must get a warrant approved by a judge, government tracking and data fishing has limits. There is always concern that we are one national or global crises away from suspending Rights to Privacy.

    Once those Rights are suspended and when promised it is only temporary, it is difficult to undo. Temporary becomes expanded from one, two, three years or more... At what point does temporary suspension of Privacy Rights become permanent?

    It great that crimes are solved... At the same point, we must ensure safeguards and limits are in place...
    Pretty hard to enforce with masks?

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    A problem which was solved a fair few years back when China introduced skeletal fingerprinting. Camera systems are able to estimate the positions of the major bones of the body, and the distances involved. Given the majority of skeletons are unique at a certain level of accuracy, it does not matter what your face looks like. I was offered such systems as part of a camera deal able to monitor the temperature of individuals during early 2020, when they were priced at about $15000 NZD. However, they didn't really fit our purposes.
    Last edited by pontificator; 01-01-2021 at 12:22 PM. Reason: keep forgetting 2020 was in the past, time flys...

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