KRISTI KIRK (PatriotsandPaulies.wordpress.com) – Do the TrapWire and Facebook facial recognition scandals leave you feeling uneasy? Want to KEEP YOUR FACE from being DATABASED? Simply wearing a hat, sunglasses or even a mask does little to prevent facial recognition by today’s sophisticated video surveillance systems and security cameras utilizing facial recognition software. Fortunately however, for those who value privacy, there are still a few tricks that may keep your face from ending up in a government, marketing or law enforcement database. Watch this video release from ANONYMOUS. The secrets it reveals about fooling facial recognition cameras and video surveillance systems are so good, we had to share it!
Facebook terminates face recognition tool in Europe, while depleting privacy in the US (RT.com) – US social media giant Facebook is deleting facial recognition data collected from European users and plans to terminate the feature there soon. Meanwhile, the software is gaining traction in the US, attracting apps that now recognize faces in public.
When users “tag” a friend in a photo uploaded to Facebook, the service stores and remembers facial features that identify that unique individual. Facebook is then able to suggest “tags” on newly uploaded photos to match pictures with names. Since 2011, the Ireland-based Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has led an investigation into Facebook to see if the social media giant complied with European privacy laws. Continue reading
From James Trent (Google Plus)
Are all super PAC ads created equal? Not according to Google Politics & Elections who looked at YouTube viewer counts last March and found that Super PAC sponsored YouTube ads supporting Congressman Ron Raul are viewed more than YouTube content posted by super PACs (independent expenditure-only political action committees) for all the other GOP Presidential hopefuls combined.