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Images of traveler hacked

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THE U.S. Customs and Border Protection service says images of travelers — which it presumably collected at points of entry — have been exposed in a malicious cyberattack.
The federal agency said Monday that license plate images were also exposed in an attack that compromised a subcontractor's computer network.
It did not specify how many images may have been copied and said none of the data has been identified on the internet or Dark Web.
CBP did not name the contractor. It said it learned of the data breach on May 31 and that the subcontractor had transferred copies of the images to its company network in violation of government policies and without the agency's authorization. Unquote

 

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THE U.S. Customs and Border Protection service says images of travelers — which it presumably collected at points of entry — have been exposed in a malicious cyberattack.
The federal agency said Monday that license plate images were also exposed in an attack that compromised a subcontractor's computer network.
It did not specify how many images may have been copied and said none of the data has been identified on the internet or Dark Web.
CBP did not name the contractor. It said it learned of the data breach on May 31 and that the subcontractor had transferred copies of the images to its company network in violation of government policies and without the agency's authorization. Unquote

These are the reasons i don't want my personal information taken without voluntarily doing so.....

What will they do when AI becomes mainstream and your face can be manipulated to be someone else? I know the technologies is already here, but not yet abused.

We should all do what Northam did, put on your "black face"
 

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Microsoft just quietly deleted a facial recognition database of more than 10 million images of around 100,000 people — most of them known celebrities — Engadget reports.

The news comes after Microsoft has actively tried to distance itself from the technology.
“The world is on the threshold of technology that would give a government the ability to follow anyone anywhere,” Brad Smith, the President of Microsoft, warned in November 2018, calling for facial recognition software to be regulated.

The company’s MS Celeb training dataset was lauded as the “largest publicly available one in the world” when it was created in 2016. It was designed to train tools for image captioning and news video analysis, according to Microsoft Research’s paper on the matter.
The images were pulled from Creative Commons databases, but the subjects in the 10 million images were not asked for consent, as the Financial Times reports.

The site was intended for academic purposes,” read an official statement received by the Financial Times. “It was run by an employee that is no longer with Microsoft and has since been removed.”

The dataset, along with two other massive and very similar databases hosted by Duke and Stanford University researchers, was discovered by Adam Harvey, a Berlin-based artist and researcher.

“Microsoft has exploited the term ‘celebrity’ to include people who merely work online and have a digital identity,” said Harvey in a statement. “Many people in the target list are even vocal critics of the very technology Microsoft is using their name and biometric information to build.”
 

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There are no federal laws that specifically govern the use of facial recognition technology. But while few people know it, and even fewer are talking about it, both Illinois and Texas have laws against using such technology to identify people without their informed consent. That means that one out of every eight Americans currently has a legal right to biometric privacy.

The Illinois law is facing the most public test to date of what its protections mean for facial recognition technology. A lawsuit filed in Illinois trial court in April alleges Facebook violates the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act by taking users’ faceprints “without even informing its users — let alone obtaining their informed written consent.” This suit, Licata v. Facebook, could reshape Facebook’s practices for getting user consent, and may even influence the expansion of facial recognition technology.

Being anonymous in public might be a thing of the past. Facial recognition technology is already being deployed to let brick-and-mortar stores scan the face of every shopper, identify returning customers and offer them individualized pricing — or find “pre-identified shoplifters” and “known litigious individuals.” Microsoft has patented a billboard that identifies you as you walk by and serves ads personalized to your purchase history. An app called NameTag claims it can identify people on the street just by looking at them through Google Glass.

Read more here... https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2015/06/11/facial-recognition-technology-is-everywhere-it-may-not-be-legal/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.ae4deb9e07a4
 

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The supreme court has ruled many times that when you are in the public, for the most part, you forfeit your expectation of privacy. This applies to your picture, fingerprints and DNA. But there is no bright line as to what is legally permissible. When the State decides to target an individual the Fourth Amendment immediately comes into play. yet, some States are passing laws that say you can't obscure your face in public or to get a driver license. Some states have passed laws regulating paparazzi.

The new frontier is private companies profiting from your personal information. In other words, just because it's in the fine print will not necessarily carry the day.
 

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If Dunkin Doughnuts gives your image to a cop that would be a violation unless Dunkin gave you up via a warrant. Unfortunately the vast majority of firms do not have the resources Apple Inc has to resist .gov's threats.
 

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The supreme court has ruled many times that when you are in the public, for the most part, you forfeit your expectation of privacy. This applies to your picture, fingerprints and DNA. But there is no bright line as to what is legally permissible. When the State decides to target an individual the Fourth Amendment immediately comes into play. yet, some States are passing laws that say you can't obscure your face in public or to get a driver license. Some states have passed laws regulating paparazzi.

The new frontier is private companies profiting from your personal information. In other words, just because it's in the fine print will not necessarily carry the day.
NC's law, 14-12.7, has been on the books since 1953. Yet, as far as I have seen, it is not enforced all that much.
 

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NC's law, 14-12.7, has been on the books since 1953. Yet, as far as I have seen, it is not enforced all that much.
§ 14-12.7. Wearing of masks, hoods, etc., on public ways.
No person or persons at least 16 years of age shall, while wearing any mask, hood or device whereby the person, face or voice is disguised so as to conceal the identity of the wearer, enter, be or appear upon any lane, walkway, alley, street, road, highway or other public way in this State. (1953, c. 1193, s. 6; 1983, c. 175, ss. 1, 10; c. 720, s. 4.)
This statute has never been challenged in court. If it ever is it will be found unconstitutional. The statute is overly broad.
 

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These are the reasons i don't want my personal information taken without voluntarily doing so.....
What will they do when AI becomes mainstream and your face can be manipulated to be someone else? I know the technologies is already here, but not yet abused.
We should all do what Northam did, put on your "black face".
There was an episode several years ago, maybe Hawaii 5-0 or possibly MacGuyver, where some bank robbers used infrared LEDs (near-IR??) on their clothing to blot out their faces on the bank's security cameras. I don't know if that is possible and I don't have the electronic expertise to try something like this. And, even if it DOES work, how long before tech companies correct that flaw?
 

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Only the original character ~ Richard Dean Anderson...
Alas FreedomVA you were but a twinkle in your daddy’s eye when it premiered :rolleyes:
While I agree that Anderson had better acting "chops" than Lucas Till, this update isn't bad. The tech has "improved" with age and the additional people make for some interesting sidebars.
It is better than the "Hawaii 5-0" reboot, esp. since they PO's their Asian characters and dumped them.
 

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sorry, new Five-O or the other remake, darn slipped my tongue - Higgins is now a female - isn't worth spending a minute and a half except to switch the channel on.
 

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sorry, new Five-O or the other remake, darn slipped my tongue - Higgins is now a female - isn't worth spending a minute and a half except to switch the channel on.
But you have to admit - Perdita Weeks is definitely easier on the eyes & ears than John Hillerman !!
 
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