Sunday, June 01, 2014

It Seems We're Fast Approaching 1984

From the NYT:
The National Security Agency is harvesting huge numbers of images of people from communications that it intercepts through its global surveillance operations for use in sophisticated facial recognition programs, according to top-secret documents.

The spy agency’s reliance on facial recognition technology has grown significantly over the last four years as the agency has turned to new software to exploit the flood of images included in emails, text messages, social media, videoconferences and other communications, the N.S.A. documents reveal...
Did you hear about the missing child that was found through a facial recognition program? Yeah, me either. If there is any evidence that massive communication intercepts have made us any safer, I'd like to hear about it. Otherwise, I'd just as soon keep my privacy.

Even those of us who are freakishly handsome get nervous about government types pouring over our images.


Talnik said...

perfect picture for this article

lumberjack said...

thanks, I'm hoping to confuse the NSA computer