WEB Notes: This is now mainstream and take a look around you. There are cameras everywhere. A top the stop lights around stores and in stores. We put our-self and our families on facebook and auto tag our faces so they are recognized in ever other photo we appear in. The technology has been around for awhile now and is amazing, but it can also be used for devious purposes as well. Since we do this to ourselves I often wonder why people feel like their privacy is invaded when an article like this comes out. I think it has to do with the fact people feel when they post on social media that it is somehow private. Make no mistake, nothing on the internet is private. With respect to this article they point out they will only use this technology for drug dealers and the like, so you ‘crazy Constitutionalists‘ will be just fine.
Source: NY Times | Facial recognition software, which American military and intelligence agencies used for years in Iraq and Afghanistan to identify potential terrorists, is being eagerly adopted by dozens of police departments around the country to pursue drug dealers, prostitutes and other conventional criminal suspects. But because it is being used with few guidelines and with little oversight or public disclosure, it is raising questions of privacy and concerns about potential misuse.