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  • San Francisco gets something right !!!

    And it's about time !! - they got something right LOL

    This stuff should creep everybody out

    It's scary that we HAVE to "ban" something like this

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    San Francisco Bans Facial Recognition Technology

    San Francisco, long at the heart of the technology revolution, took a stand against potential abuse on Tuesday by banning the use of facial recognition software by the police and other agencies.

    The action, which came in an 8-to-1 vote by the Board of Supervisors, makes San Francisco the first major American city to block a tool that many police forces are turning to in the search for both small-time criminal suspects and perpetrators of mass carnage.


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    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/14/u...francisco.html

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    The ordinance, which outlaws the use of facial-recognition technology by police and other government departments, could also spur other local governments to take similar action. Eight of the board's 11 supervisors voted in favor of it; one voted against it, and two who support it were absent.

    San Francisco's new rule, which is set to go into effect in a month, forbids the use of facial-recognition technology by the city's 53 departments including the San Francisco Police Department, which doesn't currently use such technology but did test it out between 2013 and 2017.

    However, the ordinance carves out an exception for federally controlled facilities at San Francisco International Airport and the Port of San Francisco. The ordinance doesn't prevent businesses or residents from using facial recognition or surveillance technology in general such as on their own security cameras. And it also doesn't do anything to limit police from, say, using footage from a person's Nest camera to assist in a criminal case.


    https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/14/tech/...ban/index.html

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    San Francisco is to become the first U.S. city to outlaw a rapidly developing technology that has alarmed privacy and civil-liberties advocates, as the liberal citys supervisors voted Tuesday to ban the use of facial recognition software by police and other city departments.

    Supervisor Aaron Peskin, who championed the legislation, said he was worried that Big Brother technology would lead to a greater police state in San Francisco, a city teeming with tech innovation and the home of Twitter, Airbnb and Uber.


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    https://www.foxnews.com/tech/san-fra...ion-technology

  • #2
    Especially considering the vast database of facial images the FBI has already collected.

    Report: FBI has access to more than 640 million face images ...
    https://insights.globalspec.com/.../...0-million-face...
    4 days ago - According to watchdog the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the FBI has access to over 640 million face images including passports, ...

    The FBI is sitting on more than 641m photos of people's faces Naked ...
    https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/......1m-photos-of-p...
    2 days ago - That's up quite a bit from the 412 million images the FBI's Face Services unit had access to at the time of the May 2016 GAO report a massive ...

    New Report: FBI Can Access Hundreds of Millions of Face ...
    https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/.../fbi-can-search-400-million-face-recognition-photos

    Jun 15, 2016 - As the Report points out, many of the 411.9 million face images to which FBI has accesslike driver's license and passport and visa ...

    Watchdog says FBI has access to more than 641 million 'face ... - WGNO
    https://wgno.com/.../watchdog-says-f...llion-face-pho...
    5 days ago - The FBI has access to more than 641 million photos of people's faces in searchable form, a government watchdog official said on Tuesday.Missing: pictures ‎| ‎Must include: ‎pictures

    Facial recognition database used by FBI is out of control, House ...
    https://www.theguardian.com/.../us-f...rs-licenses-pa...
    Mar 27, 2017 - Facial recognition database used by FBI is out of control, House committee ... About 80% of photos in the FBI's network are non-criminal entries, including pictures from ... Furthermore, the rise of real-time face recognition technology that .... Watchdog warns over police database of millions of facial images.

    This, coupled with the advent of the police state, as exemplified by the now questionable factual predicate for the Russian Collusion investigation / counter espionage, how close are we to a US police state being a reality?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by eohrnberger View Post
      Especially considering the vast database of facial images the FBI has already collected.

      Report: FBI has access to more than 640 million face images ...
      https://insights.globalspec.com/.../...0-million-face...
      4 days ago - According to watchdog the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the FBI has access to over 640 million face images including passports, ...

      The FBI is sitting on more than 641m photos of people's faces Naked ...
      https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/......1m-photos-of-p...
      2 days ago - That's up quite a bit from the 412 million images the FBI's Face Services unit had access to at the time of the May 2016 GAO report a massive ...

      New Report: FBI Can Access Hundreds of Millions of Face ...
      https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/.../fbi-can-search-400-million-face-recognition-photos

      Jun 15, 2016 - As the Report points out, many of the 411.9 million face images to which FBI has accesslike driver's license and passport and visa ...

      Watchdog says FBI has access to more than 641 million 'face ... - WGNO
      https://wgno.com/.../watchdog-says-f...llion-face-pho...
      5 days ago - The FBI has access to more than 641 million photos of people's faces in searchable form, a government watchdog official said on Tuesday.Missing: pictures ‎| ‎Must include: ‎pictures

      Facial recognition database used by FBI is out of control, House ...
      https://www.theguardian.com/.../us-f...rs-licenses-pa...
      Mar 27, 2017 - Facial recognition database used by FBI is out of control, House committee ... About 80% of photos in the FBI's network are non-criminal entries, including pictures from ... Furthermore, the rise of real-time face recognition technology that .... Watchdog warns over police database of millions of facial images.


      This, coupled with the advent of the police state, as exemplified by the now questionable factual predicate for the Russian Collusion investigation / counter espionage, how close are we to a US police state being a reality?
      Too damn close.

      Funny that it's San Fran Freako that's standing against this Facial Recognition Technology

      Given that it's extreme liberalidiot ideas like theirs that have made such police state policies more necessary than ever

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Captain Trips View Post

        Too damn close.

        Funny that it's San Fran Freako that's standing against this Facial Recognition Technology

        Given that it's extreme liberalidiot ideas like theirs that have made such police state policies more necessary than ever
        From my view the 'extreme liberalidiot ideas' the extreme liberalidiots want to force on everyone else, which most sane people reject, need to have a police state to enforce compliance.

        A coupling of two very bad ideas, multiply each other in their evil.

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        • #5
          Our national security state is compliments of both parties. Real liberals reject orwell

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Blue Doggy View Post
            Our national security state is compliments of both parties. Real liberals reject orwell
            And facial recognition technology hopefully

            One thing I wouldn't mind "following San Francisco" on

            They can keep their feces & needles street circus of the homeless & illegal to themselves - they asked for it and can keep it to themselves

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            • #7
              Then they get stupid . . . big surprise

              Now they want to ban e-cigarretes ?

              Yeah

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              In a city that permits pot smoking, distributes free needles to heroin-addicted junkies, sticks up for its sanctuary city status even as locals get shot, and permits the entire cityscape to become the homeless community's public bathroom, San Francisco's Board of Supervisors has decided to ban ... e-cigarettes, which are a kind of vaping.

              For its own good, of course.

              According to the San Francisco Chronicle:





              The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously voted to approve first-of-its-kind legislation to suspend the sale of e-cigarettes in the city, amid concerns over underage use of the addictive nicotine products. The measure is already being challenged by the nations largest e-cigarette company, Juul, which is laying the groundwork to take the issue to voters in November.

              The bill still requires final approval, but the board voted 11-0 to pass the ordinance on the first reading, telegraphing its intent to make it official as early as next week.


              It's complete lunacy, starting on merit grounds alone. Vaping is not an evil thing, and neither are e-cigarettes, which are the poor-man's version of vaping. Vaping is a hipster thing found mostly in urban areas, where people who vape typically will go to a vape shop loaded with kitchen-table-created specialities, pick out the flavors of vape fluid and nicotine they like, place them into their vape pipes (sometimes fancy or custom-made), and then steam up a storm. Sometimes they do it at the shop bar, sometimes they take it home or vape in their cars or on the streets. It's not a completely nicotine-free endeavor but it's far less risky than real cigarettes or cigars because vaping has fewer chemicals. It also doesn't stink, it doesn't hold significant risk to anyone inhaling the steam, and it often helps people who otherwise smoke quit. That's because the people who vape can adjust the level of nicotine within their devices to gradually lower the levels to the point where it's not difficult to quit.

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              https://www.americanthinker.com/blog...igarettes.html

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