Ian Apperley writes:
… Auckland Transport announcing this week a deal with Hewlett Packard to roll out facial recognition technology, along with what looks like car plate recognition and sifting of social media networks. Now, they aren’t turning the facial recognition on right away, but you can be sure they want to, as they are in discussion with the Privacy Commissioner. Worse, all that data will be pushed to the U.S. into a Cloud environment, which gives the Five Eyes network instant access to everything, given it traverses into the U.S. Of course local police will have access to it as well.
This is quite simply, Mass Surveillance.
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