Facial Recognition by the Authorities

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brooksby
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Re: Facial Recognition by the Authorities

Postby brooksby » 17 Aug 2019, 7:34am

If you read the privacy policies for a lot of private/pseudo-public spaces they now refer to capturing images and using AI/machine learning, so the Kings Cross site is hardly unique.

Bristol's Cabot Circus/Quakers Friars site is an example of this sort of site. The council sold off the land so it might look the same as nearby public land but it's privately owned. Lots of signs up saying no photos (ironic!), no cycling, no skateboarding, etc, and they had to admit that they use mobile phone tracking, but no signs up anywhere (yet!) warning that they're using facial recognition tech...

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Sweep
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Re: Facial Recognition by the Authorities

Postby Sweep » 17 Aug 2019, 7:40am

brooksby wrote:If you read the privacy policies for a lot of private/pseudo-public spaces they now refer to capturing images and using AI/machine learning, so the Kings Cross site is hardly unique.

Bristol's Cabot Circus/Quakers Friars site is an example of this sort of site. The council sold off the land so it might look the same as nearby public land but it's privately owned. Lots of signs up saying no photos (ironic!), no cycling, no skateboarding, etc, and they had to admit that they use mobile phone tracking, but no signs up anywhere (yet!) warning that they're using facial recognition tech...

I was once asked to leave such a place when wheeling a bike.
Was told the rubber might mark the paving. Peds weren't told to take their shoes off.
Now private land in the big development next to st pauls and in front of city hall in london. Pathetic.
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mercalia
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Re: Facial Recognition by the Authorities

Postby mercalia » 17 Aug 2019, 10:58am

It seems it may be more widespread than we thought

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/ ... GTUK_email

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Re: Facial Recognition by the Authorities

Postby mercalia » 2 Sep 2019, 9:01pm