by Ben Bartee
The Daily Bell
“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” – United States Constitution, Fourth Amendment
Resistance to the growing technocracy is a perpetual uphill battle. The tools that law enforcement has at its disposal multiply across time as the march of technological progress waits for no one – least of all for privacy and civil liberties advocates.
Facial recognition technology (FRT) relies on “computer algorithms to pick out specific, distinctive details about a person’s face. These details, such as distance between the eyes or shape of the chin, are then converted into a mathematical representation and compared to data on other faces collected in a face recognition database.”
The corresponding law enforcement applications of FRT are immediately obvious – as is the voracious appetite for its speedy rollout among the brass.