Who watches the Watchmen?

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Re: Who watches the Watchmen?

Postby Bal » Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:57 am

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Re: Who watches the Watchmen?

Postby Büge » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:27 pm

mharr wrote:The Met are back, rolling out public trials of cyberpunk dystopia facial recognition cameras, then having the attending officers detain anyone who tries to avoid taking part, yell at them until they swear back, then arrest and fine them for causing a disturbance.

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https://www.romfordrecorder.co.uk/news/ ... -1-5876107




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Re: Who watches the Watchmen?

Postby beatbandito » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:56 pm

Any heavy contouring does it since shadows are how most facial recognition works. Or at least did when that story was big.
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Re: Who watches the Watchmen?

Postby Mongrel » Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:22 pm

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Re: Who watches the Watchmen?

Postby Mongrel » Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:45 am



I can think of POTENTIAL reasons this might in fact be okay, but still... *snickering*
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Re: Who watches the Watchmen?

Postby Bal » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:47 am

It's fine because they already have access.

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Re: Who watches the Watchmen?

Postby mharr » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:41 pm

I'd be so tempted to clip the data cables on a phone's USB and plug it into this just to see if they react.

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Re: Who watches the Watchmen?

Postby Mongrel » Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:05 am

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Re: Who watches the Watchmen?

Postby Mongrel » Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:48 am

Just the FBI reminding us again that, no, they're definitely not the heroes here.


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Re: Who watches the Watchmen?

Postby Mongrel » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:57 pm

https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/12/1866 ... aming-fine
Spain’s data protection agency has fined the country’s soccer league, LaLiga, €250,000 (about $280,000) for allegedly violating EU data privacy and transparency laws. The app, which is used for keeping track of games and stats, was using the phone’s microphone and GPS to track bars illegally streaming soccer games, Spanish newspaper El País reported.

Using a Shazam-like technology, the app would record audio to identify soccer games, and use the geolocation of the phone to locate which bars were streaming without licenses. El Diario reports that fans have downloaded that app more than 10 million times, essentially turning them into undercover narcs. The league claims that the app asks for permission to access the phone’s microphone and location, and that the data — which is received as a code, not audio — is only used to detect LaLiga streams. The app does explain in the terms of service that by giving the app permission, users are consenting to LaLiga using their phones to detect fraudulent behavior, like pirated soccer games.
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Re: Who watches the Watchmen?

Postby Mongrel » Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:05 pm

I updated Firefox just now and was greeted by an ad for "Firefox Monitor" a service designed to let you know if and when your personal information is affected in a corporate data breach.

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