Privacy advocates resign over facial recognition plans

Juan juan.g71 at
Tue Aug 11 13:11:52 PDT 2015

On Tue, 11 Aug 2015 19:49:45 +0000
Sean Lynch <seanl at> wrote:

> So what do people think of David Brin's "transparent society"
> approach to this problem? 

	it's stupid pro-establishment propaganda. 

> We can't completely stop ourselves from
> being watched, but we can make use of all this technology ourselves.
> Police have ALPRs and dashcams and bodycams, but by and large they
> have actually resisted expansions of their own surveillance because
> they want the flexibility to be able to make up justifications after
> the fact. Phone cams have for the most part taken that choice away
> from them.

	In some fantasy land, yes. In the real world, no.

> The result seems likely to be less police abuse than at
> any point since at least the early 20th century in the US.
> Even Snowden's leaks were enabled by very similar technologies to
> what the NSA deploys against us.

	what?  Oh, by the way, we are your 'snowden leaks'? 

> Is there any reason to believe that, overall, technology will benefit
> governments more than it does individuals?

	Do you have to ask? Or are you trolling? 


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