notes on facebook's deepface and facial recognition data
- •Facebook might sell the information to retailers or be forced to turn it over to law enforcement -- in both cases without users knowing it.
- •A story out of Russia this week shows what lies in store. It describes how you can point a smartphone at a stranger on the bus or on the street, and then use a facial recognition app to identify them on the spot. Men are using it to track women, and law enforcement in Russia and other countries are embracing it too.
- •“If you see someone you like, you can photograph them, find their identity, and then send them a friend request,” the Russian app maker told the Guardian. You could also stalk or harass them too.