Progressive liberal Democrat Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY) introduced two bills that have serious Constitutional implications. Her bills will encourage law enforcement into a police-state mentality.
If you are stopped and demanded to turn over your phone’s password, do not comply. Tell the officer that he must get a legitimate court-issued warrant, and then you will comply. Always be polite, but firm.
A Technocrat’s response to recent school shootings? Use facial recognition on everyone on the school property. In the case of New York schools, there has been a temporary delay in full implementation of the Aegis technology.
As this technology falls into the hands of local police agencies, police state practices will be able to scan civilians without their permission or awareness to produce “actionable items” for intervention.
Britain has privacy laws similar to the U.S, but that didn’t restrain police from stopping and fining a resident for trying to cover his face to avoid being photographed by an AI camera on a public street. Every pedestrian was being photo’d and compared to a master database of wanted persons.
Massive nationwide study in 2006 reveals that thirty-six percent of Americans are in a facial recognition database, and the number is growing rapidly. Law enforcement is mostly unregulated and agencies are free to drift toward a police state reality.
The ongoing proliferation of Chinese surveillance and information technologies in Latin America can be used to exert social control, erode democratic governance, and challenge U.S….
With lack of regulations and legislation, ubiquitous surveillance is way beyond simple biometric identification and is now focussing on behaviors, including pre-crime analysis. Facial expressions, eye movements, gate, respiration, etc., are fed to AI algorithms to sense mood, personality and emotions.
Where specific regulations are unclear or missing, TSA/DHS screeners will overstep the larger considerations like the Fourth Amendment that limits warrantless search and seizure and without probable cause. Just because you are in an airport doesn’t mean the Constitution is totally suspended.
Amazon’s says its Rekognition AI system “indistinguishable from magic” but it now offers it for nominal fees to law enforcement at all levels, from local city police and sheriff offices to the FBI. There are currently no national laws regulating the use of facial recognition.