Surveillance technology has long been a part of our lives. That’s why it’s more important than ever to think about the security of your data
Facial recognition technology. Security forces of various countries have been using this technology for a long time. It is also used in marketing. But it’s also time to think about its uses.
One of the most powerful weapons in the Russia-Ukraine war is facial recognition. Russia is using nearly 200,000 CCTV cameras in Moscow to identify anti-war activists.
Since the start of the war, the country has detained about 15 thousand people.
Ukraine is also using the technology to catch spies, identify casualties and reunite separated families.
Professor of Sociology Petar Fassi said, “It is being used to inform parents that their son or daughter has died in the conflict.
No one has control over false positives. Vendors of this technology claim that there is no technology that can come close to this. That is true.”
Billions of people are unlocking their phones every day using this technology. All people have biometric data. Such as fingerprints or faces
which do not match others. That’s why everyone can identified separately. Companies like Clearview collect this information.
This American company claims that they have about 10 billion facial images, which no one else has. These collected from public domain.
Clearview provides this information to US police or governments like Ukraine to find criminals.
“It’s not just people-watching,” says political geographer Sphen Daniel Wolfe. It’s about monitoring people’s behavior in public and in the digital world to ensure they don’t cause any problems. That is the problem for me.”
Supermarkets are using facial recognition to gather information about shoppers’ shopping habits and try to target them with advertisements.
Anyone looking at your photo can know who you are, such as the Russian search engine Yandex. But facial recognition technology fooled a bit. By making some changes in the face or wearing clothes.
Surveillance technology has long been a part of our lives. That’s why it’s more important than ever to think about the security of your data. Also, it applies to both online and real life situations.🔱