Look Into It - Facedeals scans your face to customize deals
A total surveillance state. Critics of how surveillance powers are increasingly
being abused in light of the plethora of recent NSA scandals probably won’t see facial recognition technology
being in the best interests of those who still value privacy...It is strongly suspected that facial recognition
cameras are already being used to track people around major cities as part
of theTrapwire surveillance
program, details of which were leaked last year. The technology is also being used in
Singapore to force vendors to identify themselves before they can set up their stalls. During the US occupation
of Iraq, biometric technology was used to keep track
of the population of Fallujah ”in an attempt to find and identify insurgent forces.”
“Check in with your face” is the motto a U.S. marketing company is using to
preface its new face scan deal-linking technology.
Redpepper, out of Nashville, TN, has developed technology that says it will save you
money, however, the methods engaged are much more intrusive than your standard grocery store
The process starts when a “Facedeals” camera, mounted at a venue’s front door,
scans and matches your face’s likeness to your Facebook profile, generating customized deals for your area
according to your “likes.”
According to Redpepper,
“The Facedeals app must be authorized via your Facebook account. With your help, the app verifies your most
recent photo tags, using those to map the physical appearance of your face. Our custom-developed cameras then
simply use this existing data to identify you in the real world. Personalized deals can now be delivered to your
smartphone from all participating locations—all you have to do is show your face.”
Facial recognition is nothing new to Facebook. In June of 2011, they began
receiving flak for not telling users they had begunimplementing the “tag suggestions” system, which recognized people in uploaded photos. (ARTICLE CONTINUES
Facial recognition camera
that tracks your shopping habits
CNN's Brian Todd reports on a new facial recognition camera that tracks your shopping habits via
Facedeals Scans Your Face to
- Alex Jones
This new brand of facial
recognition technology is reminiscent of the film adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s Minority Report. In the film, an
entire population walks throughout shopping centers while dozens of cameras use eye retina or iris scan technology
to customize advertisements, even referring to shoppers by name.
Personalized Ads, Minority Report
Recently, we are seeing a
growing advertising trend towards implementing biometric technologies.
In 2010, it was announced that IBM would begin using RFID technology to target
consumers.According to the London Telegraph, IBM claimed the technology would “prevent consumers from being subjected to a barrage of
irritating advertising because they will only be shown adverts for products that are relevant to
A scientist at IBM’s innovation laboratories noted the obvious similarities to the
Minority Report film: “In the film, the billboards rely on scanning the person’s eyeball, but we are using RFID
technology that people are carrying around with them, so they can have a tailor made message.”
Back in February, we reported on high-definition face-scanning cameras that
wereinstalled at bus stops in London in order to customize gender-specific ads by analyzing and gender-guessing
according to “specific facial attributes of the jawline, cheekbones, nose and eyes.”
Last week, we reported on a deal between the city of New York and Microsoft to
begin implementing the new “Domain Awareness System,” a super surveillance database which
willuse 3,000 CCTV cameras around the city to cross-check citizens in criminal and terrorist databases.
Also, yesterday we reported a Wikileaks data-dump revealing the government’s
Trapwire system, a high-tech surveillance grid thattakes video from surveillance cameras located in stores, casinos, and other businesses and uses facial recognition technology
to identify people of interest.
Although most will say the new Facedeals technology is harmless, it sets a
precedent that other companies are sure to follow. Soon governments and businesses alike will know exactly where
everyone is at all times.
Predicted: Digital Slave
Currency Biometrics lead to a system of control more dangerous and
deceptive than anything seen throughout history
by Infowars | June 26, 2014
The social engineers who control the planet have been extremely open and
brazen about their plans to create a totally controlled society in which humans act and operate as biological
Technology has been developed over the past 100 years to
carry out dehumanization and eugenics in order create a system more dangerous and deceptive than anything seen
Alex goes back into the Infowars archive to cover his arrest shown in his first film America Destroyed By Design, where he illustrated that even as early as the 1990s,
biometrics were being implemented at drivers license facilities by way of thumbprint scanning in order to bring
in a unified national ID card.
An independent agency of the United States government responsible for
collecting and coordinating intelligence and counterintelligence activities abroad in the national
interest; headed by the Director of Central Intelligence under the supervision of the President and
National Security Council...There has been considerable criticism of the CIA relating to security
and counterintelligence failures, failures in intelligence analysis, human rights concerns,
external investigations and document releases, influencing public opinion and law enforcement, drug
trafficking, and lying to Congress. In 1987, the former CIA Station Chief in Angola in 1976, John
Stockwell, said the CIA is responsible for tens of thousands of covert actions and destablization
programs since it was created by Congress with the passage of the National Security Act of
1947.At the time, Stockwell estimated that over 6
million people had died in CIA covert actions.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a governmental agency
belonging to the United StatesDepartment of Justice that serves as both a federal criminal
investigative body and an internal intelligence agency (counterintelligence). Also, it is the
government agency responsible for investigating crimes on Indian reservations in the United States
under the Major Crimes Act. The branch has investigative jurisdiction over violations of more than
200 categories of federal crime. The agency was established in 1908 as the Bureau of Investigation
(BOI). Its name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in 1935. The agency
headquarters is the J. Edgar Hoover Building, located in Washington, D.C. The agency has fifty-six
field offices located in major cities throughout the United States, and more than 400 resident
agencies in lesser cities and areas across the nation. More than 50 international offices called
"legal attachés" exist in U.S. embassies and consulates general worldwide.
'Federal Bureau of Investigation organizes almost
all terror plots in the US' ...The report reveals that the FBI regularly infiltrates communities
where they suspect terrorist-minded individuals to be engaging with others. Regardless of their
intentions, agents are sent in to converse within the community, find suspects that could
potentially carry out “lone wolf” attacks and then, more or less, encourage them to do so. By
providing weaponry, funds and a plan, FBI-directed agents will encourage otherwise-unwilling
participants to plot out terrorist attacks, only to bust them before any events fully
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who govern justify themselves by appeal to technical experts who justify themselves by appeal to scientific
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Birthmarks, be damned: the FBI has officially started
rolling out a state-of-the-art face recognition project that will assist in their effort to accumulate and archive
information about each and every American at a cost of a billion dollars.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has reached a milestone in the development of their Next Generation
Identification (NGI) program and is now implementing the intelligence database in unidentified locales across the
country, New Scientist reports in an article this week. The FBI first outlined the project back in 2005, explaining
to the Justice Department in an August 2006 document (.pdf) that their new system will
eventually serve as an upgrade to the current Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) that
keeps track of citizens with criminal records across America .
“The NGI Program is a compilation of initiatives that will either improve or expand existing biometric
identification services,” its administrator explained to the Department of Justice at the time, adding
that the project, “will accommodate increased information processing and sharing demands in support of
“The NGI Program Office mission is to reduce terrorist and criminal activities by improving and expanding
biometric identification and criminal history information services through research, evaluation and implementation
of advanced technology within the IAFIS environment.”
The agency insists, “As a result of the NGI initiatives, the FBI will be able to provide services to enhance
interoperability between stakeholders at all levels of government, including local, state, federal, and
international partners.” In doing as such, though, the government is now going ahead with linking a
database of images and personally identifiable information of anyone in their records with departments around the
world thanks to technology that makes fingerprint tracking seem like kids’ stuff.
According to their 2006 report, the NGI program utilizes “specialized requirements in the Latent Services,
Facial Recognition and Multi-modal Biometrics areas” that “will allow the FnewBI to establish a
terrorist fingerprint identification system that is compatible with other systems; increase the accessibility and
number of the IAFIS terrorist fingerprint records; and provide latent palm print search capabilities.”
Is that just all, though? During a 2010 presentation (.
pdf) made by the FBI’s Biometric Center of Intelligence, the agency identified why facial recognition
technology needs to be embraced. Specifically, the FBI said that the technology could be used for “Identifying
subjects in public datasets,” as well as “conducting automated surveillance at lookout
locations” and “tracking subject movements,” meaning NGI is more than just a database of
mug shots mixed up with fingerprints — the FBI has admitted that this their intent with the technology surpasses
just searching for criminals but includes spectacular surveillance capabilities. Together, it’s a system unheard of
outside of science fiction.
New Scientist reports that a 2010 study found technology used by NGI to be accurate in picking out suspects from
a pool of 1.6 million mug shots 92 percent of the time. The system was tested on a trial basis in the state of
Michigan earlier this year, and has already been cleared for pilot runs in Washington, Florida and North Carolina.
Now according to this week’s New Scientist report, the full rollout of the program has begun and the FBI expects
its intelligence infrastructure to be in place across the United States by 2014.
In 2008, the FBI announced that it awarded Lockheed Martin Transportation and Security Solutions, one of the
Defense Department’s most favored contractors, with the authorization to design, develop, test and deploy the NGI
System. Thomas E. Bush III, the former FBI agent who helped develop the NGI’s system requirements, tells
NextGov.com, “The idea was to be able to plug and play with these identifiers and biometrics.” With those
items being collected without much oversight being admitted, though, putting the personal facts pertaining to
millions of Americans into the hands of some playful Pentagon staffers only begins to open up civil liberties
Jim Harper, director of information policy at the Cato Institute, adds to NextGov that investigators pair facial
recognition technology with publically available social networks in order to build bigger profiles. Facial
recognition “is more accurate with a Google or a Facebook, because they will have anywhere from a half-dozen to
a dozen pictures of an individual, whereas I imagine the FBI has one or two mug shots,” he says. When
these files are then fed to law enforcement agencies on local, federal and international levels, intelligence
databases that include everything from close-ups of eyeballs and irises to online interests could be shared among
The FBI expects the NGI system to include as many as 14 million photographs by the time the project is in full
swing in only two years, but the pace of technology and the new connections constantly created by law enforcement
agencies could allow for a database that dwarfs that estimate. As RT reported earlier this week, the city of Los
Angeles now considers photography in public space “suspicious,” and authorizes LAPD officers to file reports if
they have reason to believe a suspect is up to no good. Those reports, which may not necessarily involve any
arrests, crimes, charges or even interviews with the suspect, can then be filed, analyzed, stored and shared with
federal and local agencies connected across the country to massive data fusion centers. Similarly, live video
transmissions from thousands of surveillance cameras across the country are believed to be sent to the same fusion
centers as part of TrapWire, a global eye-in-the-sky endeavor that RT first exposed earlier this year.
“Facial recognition creates acute privacy concerns that fingerprints do not,” US Senator Al Franken
(D-Minnesota) told the Senate Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on privacy, technology and the law earlier this
year. “Once someone has your faceprint, they can get your name, they can find your social networking account
and they can find and track you in the street, in the stores you visit, the government buildings you enter, and the
photos your friends post online.”
In his own testimony, Carnegie Mellon University Professor Alessandro Acquisti said to Sen. Franken, “the
convergence of face recognition, online social networks and data mining has made it possible to use publicly
available data and inexpensive technologies to produce sensitive inferences merely starting from an anonymous
“Face recognition, like other information technologies, can be source of both benefits and costs to society
and its individual members,” Prof. Acquisti added. “However, the combination of face recognition,
social networks data and data mining can significant undermine our current notions and expectations of privacy and
With the latest report suggesting the NGI program is now a reality in America, though, it might be too late to
try and keep the FBI from interfering with seemingly every aspect of life in the US, both private and public. As of
July 18, 2012, the FBI reports, “The NGI program … is on scope, on schedule, on cost, and 60 percent
Privacy group warns “even if you have never been arrested
you could be implicated as a criminal suspect”
April 15, 2014
A leading privacy watchdog has warned that the FBI
plans to have up to a third of all Americans on a facial recognition database by next year.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation notes in a communique that some 52 million Americans
could be on the Next Generation Identification (NGI) biometric database by 2015, regardless of whether they have
ever committed a crime or been arrested.
The group managed to obtain information pertaining to the program via a freedom of information request.
The database will also hold fingerprints, of which the FBI has around 100 million records, as well as retina
scans and palm prints. Profiles on the system will contain other personal details such as name, address, age and
The system will be capable of searching through millions of facial records obtained not only via mugshots, but
also via so called “civil images”, the origin of which is vague at best.
“[T]he FBI does not define either the ‘Special Population Cognizant’ database or the ‘new repositories’
category.” The EFF writes. “This is a problem because we do not know what rules govern these categories, where the
data comes from, how the images are gathered, who has access to them, and whose privacy is impacted.”
A map within the EFF’s piece shows which states are
already complying with the program, and which ones are close to agreeing deals to do so.
The EFF notes that currently, the FBI has access to fingerprint records of non-criminals who have submitted them
for any kind of background check, by an employer or government agency. Going forward, however, all records, both
criminal and non-criminal will be stored on the same database.
“This means that even if you have never been arrested for a crime, if your employer requires you to submit a
photo as part of your background check, your face image could be searched – and you could be implicated as a
criminal suspect, just by virtue of having that image in the non-criminal file,” notes the EFF.
EFF points to a disturbing assertion from the FBI that it will not “make positive identifications,” via the
database, but will use it to produce “investigative leads.” The Feds claim that “Therefore, there is no false
positive [identification] rate.”
“[T]he FBI only ensures that “the candidate will be returned in the top 50 candidates” 85 percent of the time
“when the true candidate exists in the gallery.”” EFF states.
“It is unclear what happens when the “true candidate” does not exist in the gallery—does NGI still return
possible matches?” the feature asks, noting that those identified could potentially be subjected to criminal
investigation purely because a computer has decided that their face is similar to a suspect’s.
EFF continues: “This doesn’t seem to matter much to the FBI—the Bureau notes that because ‘this is an
investigative search and caveats will be prevalent on the return detailing that the [non-FBI] agency is responsible
for determining the identity of the subject, there should be NO legal issues.’”
“This is not how our system of justice was designed and should not be a system that Americans tacitly consent to
move towards,” the EFF piece concludes.
It is somewhat remarkable that when Google announced the release of its Glass product, it was forced to
ban applications with the capability for facial recognition due to a huge privacy
backlash. The Federal government, however, continues to use such technology unhindered to create biometric
profiles on anyone and everyone.
The Department of Homeland Security also has its own facial recognition program, which it routinely outsources to police departments. Meanwhile, new innovations in facial recognition
technology continue to be billed as potential tools for law enforcement, including the prediction of future crime.
Steve Watson is a London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, andPrisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of
Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from
Nottingham Trent University.
This article was posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 12:20 pm
“This is the future if nothing is done to stop it,” is the
The Atlantic describes the recent Big Brother tactics used by LA County Sheriffs to “police” areas such as
Compton. Residents were unaware (“A lot of people do have a problem with the eye in the sky, the Big
Brother, so to mitigate those kinds of complaints we basically kept it pretty hush hush“)that, as the
police stated, “we literally watched all of Compton during the times that we were flying, so we could zoom in
anywhere within the city of Compton and follow cars and see people,” as they trialled a new system which if
adopted, would mean Americans can be policed like Iraqis and Afghanis under occupation. As
The Atlantic concludes, the sheriff didn’t conclude that the “wide area surveillance” wouldn’t be like
Big Brother after all, just that Big Brother capabilities would help to solve more crimes… so why not
tryout mass surveillance?
In a secret test of mass surveillance technology, the Los Angeles
County Sheriff’s Department sent a civilian aircraft over Compton, California, capturing high-resolution video of
everything that happened inside that 10-square-mile municipality.
Compton residents weren’t told about the spying, which happened in 2012. “We literally watched all of
Compton during the times that we were flying, so we could zoom in anywhere within the city of Compton and follow
cars and see people,” Ross McNutt of Persistence Surveillance Systems told the Center for
Investigative Reporting, which unearthed and did the first reporting on this important story. The technology
he’s trying to sell to police departments all over America can stay aloft for up to six hours. Like Google Earth,
it enables police to zoom in on certain areas. And like TiVo, it permits them to rewind, so that they can look back
and see what happened anywhere they weren’t watching in real time.
If it’s adopted, Americans can be policed like Iraqis and Afghanis under occupation…
Sgt. Douglas Iketani acknowledges that
his agency hid the experiment to avoid public opposition. “This
system was kind of kept confidential from everybody in the public,”he said. “A lot of people do have a problem with
the eye in the sky, the Big Brother, so to mitigate those kinds of complaints we basically kept it pretty hush
hush.” That attitude ought to get a public employee summarily terminated.
“Our first initial thought was, oh, Big Brother, we’re going to have a camera flying over us. But with the
wide area surveillance you would have the ability to solve a lot of the unsolvable crimes with no witnesses, no
videotape surveillance, no fingerprints.”
Notice that he didn’t conclude that the “wide area surveillance” wouldn’t be like Big Brother after all,
just that Big Brother capabilities would help to solve more crimes.
So why not try them out?
He later explains that while the public may think its against this, we’ll get used to it:
I’m sure that once people find out this experiment went on they might be a little upset. But knowing that we
can’t see into their bedroom windows, we can’t see into their pools, we can’t see into their showers. You know,
I’m sure they’ll be okay with it. With the amount of technology out in today’s age, with cameras in ATMs, at
every 7/11, at every supermarket, pretty much every light poll, all the license plate cameras, the red light
cameras, people have just gotten used to being watched.
Many Americans elect their own sheriffs. This is the future if
nothing is done to stop them.
This article was posted: Monday, May 5, 2014 at 5:45 am
The US intelligence whistleblower
Edward Snowden has warned that entire populations, rather than just individuals, now live under constant
“It’s no longer based on the traditional practice of targeted taps based on some
individual suspicion of wrongdoing,” he said. “It covers phone calls, emails, texts, search history, what you
buy, who your friends are, where you go, who you love.”
Snowden made his comments in a short video that was played before a debate on the proposition
that surveillance today is a euphemism for mass surveillance, in Toronto, Canada. The former US National
Security Agency contractor is living in Russia, having been granted temporary asylum there in June 2013.
Face-Tracking Minority Report Style | Big Brother
Abby Martin takes a look at law enforcement's use of facial recognition technology at mere
traffic stops and while taking photo IDs, and how the practice represents another step closer toward a total
The Next Generation
Identification programme will include a nationwide database of criminal faces and other biometrics
"FACE recognition is 'now'," declared Alessandro Acquisti of
Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh in atestimony before the US Senate in
It certainly seems that way. As part of an update to the national
fingerprint database, the FBI has begun rolling out facial recognition to identify criminals.
It will form part of the bureau's long-awaited, $1 billion Next
Generation Identification (NGI) programme, which will also add biometrics such as iris scans, DNA analysis and
voice identification to the toolkit. A handful of states began uploading their photos as part of a pilot programme
this February and it is expected to be rolled out nationwide by 2014. In addition to scanning mugshots for a
match,FBI officials have indicated that they
are keen to track a suspect by picking out their face in a crowd.
Another application would be the reverse: images of a person of
interest from security cameras or public photos uploaded onto the internet could be compared against a national
repository of images held by the FBI. An algorithm would perform an automatic search and return a list of potential
hits for an officer to sort through and use as possible leads for an investigation.
Ideally, such technological advancements will allow law enforcement
to identify criminals more accurately and lead to quicker arrests. But privacy advocates are worried by the broad
scope of the FBI's plans. They are concerned that people with no criminal record who are caught on camera alongside
a person of interest could end up in a federal database, or be subject to unwarranted surveillance.
The FBI's Jerome Pender
told the Senate in July that the searchable photo database used in
the pilot studies only includes mugshots of known criminals. But it's unclear from the NGI's privacy statement
whether that will remain the case once the entire system is up and running or if civilian photos might be added,
says attorney Jennifer Lynch of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The FBI was unable to
questions before the magazine went to press.
The FBI hasn't shared details of the algorithms it is using, but
its technology could be very accurate if applied to photographs taken in controlled situations such as passport
photos or police shots.
Tests in 2010
showed that the best algorithms can pick someone out in a pool of 1.6
million mugshots 92 per cent of the time. It's possible to match a mugshot to a photo of a person who isn't looking
at the camera too. Algorithms such as one developed byMarios Savvides's lab at Carnegie
Mellon can analyse features of a front and side view set of mugshots, create a 3D model of the face, rotate it as
much as 70 degrees to match the angle of the face in the photo, and then match the new 2D image with a fairly high
degree of accuracy. The most difficult faces to match are those inlow light. Merging photos from visible and infrared
spectra can sharpen these images, but infrared cameras are still very expensive.
Of course, it is easier to match up posed images and the FBI has
already partnered with issuers of state drivers' licences for photo comparison. Jay Stanley of the American Civil
Liberties Union urges caution: "Once you start plugging this into the FBI database, it becomes tantamount to a
national photographic database."
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Facial Recognition Surveillance System Searches 36 Million
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Surveillance Camera System Searches Through 36 Million Faces In One Second
Paul Joseph Watson
September 13, 2013
The Department of Homeland Security is set to test new
facial recognition technology at the Tri-Cities Americans home opener at Toyota Center in Kennewick next
weekend as part of its long term mission “to identify terrorists and criminals in public areas.”
The DHS will work with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to run the test during a portion
of a game on September 21.
Hockey fans who don’t want to become an unwitting part of the test will have to follow signs
routing them away from the cameras.
PNNL staff members will participate in the test, which will attempt to match their identities with
photographs as they move around the stadium.
The staffers will wear ankle bracelets which will send a signal to the cameras when they are close
enough to be photographed and matched with the still shots.
Researchers admit that “a hockey fan’s face could be incorrectly identified as the person for whom
the video is searching,” but Patty Wolfhope, program manager at the Department of Homeland Security, claims that no
names will be collected….at least not for now.
“I think it’s in our best interest to help facilitate the development of the technology,”
Pearson, executive director of VenuWorks, which operates the center. “It’s in everybody’s best
Critics of how surveillance powers are increasingly being abused in light of the plethora of recent
NSA scandals probably won’t see facial recognition technology being in the best interests of those who still value
The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) recently highlighted the fact that the DHS’s
‘Biometric Optical Surveillance System (BOSS)’ has no in-built privacy safeguards and that databases of facial
profiles may not be limited to just criminals and terrorists.
“Based on the documents that we received, that’s an educated guess or a speculation and not a
certainty that’s what DHS intends to do,” said
EPIC’s Julia Horowitz
Face scanning cameras are already being used in a number of different commercial applications,
stoking fears that we could be sleepwalking into a Minority Report-style world of high-tech invasive
The 2002 movie starring Tom Cruise depicted Cruise’s character walking through a subway station
while sensors that scan his eyes address him by name and bombard him with personalized ads. Another clip shows
people boarding a train also having their irises scanned for approval. The movie was based on a dystopian short
story by Philip K. Dick which warned of how such technology would be used in the future to crush privacy and civil
It is strongly suspected that facial
recognition cameras are already being used to track people around major cities as part of the Trapwire surveillance program,
details of which were leaked last year.
Last year more than 1,000 people in four countries sat down and
watched 115 television ads, such as one featuring anthropomorphized M&M candies boogying in a bar. All the
while, webcams pointed at their faces and streamed images of their expressions to a server in Waltham,
In Waltham, an algorithm developed by a startup company called Affectiva performed what is known as facial
coding: it tracked the panelists’ raised eyebrows, furrowed brows, smirks, half-smirks, frowns, and smiles. (Watch
a video of the technology in action below this story or here.) When this face data was later merged with real-world sales data, it turned out that
the facial measurements could be used to predict with 75 percent accuracy whether sales of the advertised
products would increase, decrease, or stay the same after the commercials aired. By comparison, surveys of
panelists’ feelings about the ads could predict the products’ sales with 70 percent accuracy.
Although this was an incremental improvement statistically, it reflected a milestone in the field of affective
computing. While people notoriously have a hard time articulating how they feel, now it is clear that machines can
not only read some of their feelings but also go a step farther and predict the statistical likelihood of later
Google Glass, the wearable
computer with an optical head-mounted display, just got a little creepier.
It is an app called NameTag and is billed as the “first real-time facial recognition app for Google Glass.”
According to the NameTag web page, the app “will allow users of Google Glass to capture images from their live
video and scan them against photos from social media and dating sites, including more than 450,000 registered
The company that developed the app, FacialNetwork.com, is busy at work creating the
technology that will “allow the scanning of profile photos from dating sites such as PlentyOfFish.com, OkCupid.com
and Match.com. The technology will allow users to scan photos against the more than 450,000 entries in the National
Sex Offender Registry and other criminal databases.”
The app, now in beta, will be released this quarter. It is currently available for
Google Glass beta testers.
“I believe that this will make online dating and offline social interactions much
safer and give us a far better understanding of the people around us,” according to NameTag inventor Kevin Alan
Tussy. “It’s much easier to meet interesting new people when we can simply look at someone, see their Facebook,
review their LinkedIn page or maybe even see their dating site profile. Often we were interacting with people
blindly or not interacting at all. NameTag on Google Glass can change all that.”
In a press release, Tussy says people will “choose whether or not they want their
name and information displayed to others. It’s not about invading anyone’s privacy; it’s about connecting people
that want to be connected.”
Imagine, though, what will happen when this technology escapes from the zoo.
It will be a dream come true for kidnappers, stalkers, extortionists, and unethical salesmen – a nightmare
pandora’s box of high-tech facilitated abuse.
This article was posted: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 2:25 pm
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NSA Records MILLIONS of Webcam Feeds & Scans Computer
Users with Facial Recognition to ID Them
NSA Spies on MILLIONS of Webcams, Scanning People with Facial Recognition to ID Them
Able to distinguish a person’s face even if 60 percent
March 11, 2014
A company has developed glasses that will give users
not only an interactive, virtual 3-D display, but also the ability to spot individual faces among a crowd of
people, something the company says will aid police in predicting and thwarting “future” crimes.
Capitalizing on the popularity of Apple’s
soon-to-be-released techie eyewear, Atheer Labs has created a set of eyeglasses that give users “immersive 3-D,”
surrounding them “with information wherever [they] turn and look..”
Similar to Google Glass, the Atheer One, as the glasses are dubbed, connects to the web, streams videos, and can
act as a virtual calendar and organizer.
But in a recent interview with CBS Miami, the company’s founder, Allen Yang, touted the glasses as a new crime
fighting tool that will give police eerie Minority Report-like future crime awareness.
“In the optimal scenario, [police] can actually get an alert when they’re patrolling on the streets and they can
prevent something from happening before even the event happens,” Yang said.
And there’s no solace for people wishing to opt out of a
face scan. Unlike other facial recognition software, Yang says the Atheer One’s technology will be so advanced
it’ll be able to produce an image of a person’s face even when the face is distorted or only 60 percent
While being immersed in a virtual 3-D world may sound like fun to some, Atheer One is yet another attempt by the
tech industry to make Big Brother seem trendy.
Consumers eager to get their hands on the latest gadget will obliviously pay for their personal habits and
surroundings to be monitored and logged, while workers on the product’s tech side will likely be granted
uncensored, unfettered, behind-closed-doors access within people’s homes.
“The admitted goal of the CFR is to abolish the Constitution and replace our once independent Republic with a
World Government,” Gary Allen wrote of the globalist think tank in his timeless classic None Dare Call It Conspiracy, and Sen. Ted Cruz has called the organization “a
pernicious nest of snakes” that is “working to undermine our sovereignty.”
The glasses are set to go on sale next month. A standalone pair will cost around $850, while a model that
connects to the Internet through Android devices runs at $350.
This article was posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 5:20 pm
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his company
are suddenly facing a big new round of scrutiny and criticism about their cavalier attitude toward user
An early instant messenger exchange Mark had with a college friend won't help put these concerns to
According to SAI sources, the following exchange is between a 19-year-old Mark Zuckerberg and a
friend shortly after Mark launched The Facebook in his dorm room:
Zuck: Yeah so if you ever need info about anyone at
Zuck: Just ask.
Zuck: I have over 4,000 emails, pictures, addresses, SNS
[Redacted Friend's Name]: What? How'd you manage that one?
Zuck: People just submitted it.
Zuck: I don't know why.
Zuck: They "trust me"
Mastering The Human
Who You Are – Collected information includes names, addresses, biometrics,
social media accounts .
What You Do – Travel history, communications, financial transactions and
movement of physical assets.
Who You Know – Relational information including family, friends, associates
Context – Contextual data such as demographics, politics, cultural norms
Acloser look at the
upcoming Jade Helm military exercise, specifically its “master the human domain” motto, reveals a larger agenda in
regards to domestic policy.
...“They’re building an infrastructure of tyranny,” stated Infowars David Knight.
“There’s a legal infrastructure with things like the NDAA, there’s a technical
infrastructure with things like the capability to do dragnet surveillance, and then of course there is going to be
a military and law enforcement infrastructure, and those are merging.”
"I freed a thousand slaves; I
could have freed a thousand more, if only they knew they were slaves."
Only the vigilant can maintain their liberties, and only those who
are constantly and intelligently on the spot can hope to govern themselves effectively by democratic
"A society, most of whose members spend a great part of their time,
not on the spot, not here and now and in their calculable future, but somewhere else, in the irrelevant other
worlds of sport and soap opera, of mythology and metaphysical fantasy, will find it hard to resist the
encroachments of those who would manipulate and control it.”