Headline, January 31 2019/ '' ' THE APP MAN ' ''

'' ' THE APP MAN ' ''

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IN LIFE nothing is ever certain. In life nothing is ever fair. Not one country or nation in the  Developing World can figure : 'What to do for a living'

And then, if no one is willingly pay taxes or more, how can you plan and manage any future for the generations to come.

Banning facial recognition isn't enough :
Communities across the United States are starting to ban facial recognition technologies. In May last year, San Francisco, banned facial recognition, the neighboring city of Oakland soon followed, as did Somerville and Brooklyn in Massachusetts [a statewide ban may follow].

In December, San Diego suspended a facial recognition program in advance of a new statewide law, which declared it illegal, coming into effect.

Forty major music festivals pledged not to use the technology, and activists are calling for a nationwide ban. Many Democratic presidential candidates support at least a partial ban on the technology.

Professor Woodrow Hertzog, a professor of Law and Computer Science at Northeaster University in Boston, sees Clearview as the latest proof that facial recognition should be banned in the United States.

The Indiana State Police became Clearview's first paying customer according to the company. [The police declined to comment beyond saying that they had tested Clearview's app].

The company's most effective sales technique was offering 30-day free-trials to officers. Mr. Ton-That finally had his viral hit.

Americans law enforcement, including the F.B.I, and the Department of Homeland Security, are trying it, as are the Canadian law enforcement authorities, according to the company and government officials.

Mr. Ton-That said the tool does not always work. Most of the photos in its database are taken at eye level. Much of the material that police uploads is from surveillance cameras mounted on ceiling or high on walls. Despite that, the company said, its tools find matches up to 75 percent of the time.

One reason that Clearview is catching on is that its service is unique. That's because Facebook and other social media sites prohibit people from scraping users' images : Clearview is violating the sites' term of service.

Some of the law enforcement officials said they didn't realize the photos they uploaded were being sent and stored on Clearview's servers.

Clearview tries to pre-empt concerns with FAQ document given to would-be clients that says its customers support employees won't look at the photos that police upload.

Clearview also hired Paul Clement, a United States solicitor general under President George W. Bush, to assuage concerns about the apps's legality.

In an August memo that Clearview provided to potential customers, including the Atlanta Police Department and the Pinelia's County Sheriff's Office in Florida, Mr. Clement said law enforcement agencies ''do not violate the federal Constitution or relevant existing state biometric and privacy laws when using Clearview for its intended purpose.''

Mr. Clement now at partner at Kirkland & Ellis, wrote that the authorities don't have to tell defendants that they were identified via Clearview as long as it isn't the sole basis for getting a warrant to arrest them. Mr. Clement did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

The memo appeared to be effective; the Atlanta police and Pineilas County Sheriff's office soon started using Clearview.

Professor Hartzog sums up as follows :
''We've relied on industry efforts to self-police and not embrace such a risky technology, but now those dams are breaking because there is so much money on the table,'' Mr. Hartzog said.

''I don't see a future where we harness the benefits of a face recognition technology without the crippling abuse of the surveillance that comes with it. The only way to stop it is to ban it.''

These thoughts and even efforts are well intentioned but facial recognition bans are the wrong way to fight against modern surveillance.

Focusing on one particular identification method misconstrues the nature of the surveillance society we're in the process of building.
Ubiquitous mass surveillance is increasingly the norm. In countries like China, a surveillance infrastructure is being built by the government for social control.

In countries like the United States, it's being built by corporations in order to influence our buying behavior, and is sometimes used by the government.

The Honor and Serving of the Latest Global Operational Research on Technology and State of the World, continues. The World Students Society thanks authors Bruce Schneier, Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, Gabriel J.X.Dance and Aaron Krolik.

With respectful dedication to the Leaders, Scientists, Students, Professors and Teachers of the world.

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