Mass surveillance tools such as face recognition are often sold to the citizens under the guise of ‘protection’. Usually the ‘protection’ is from terrorists that somehow are never caught before the act, yet allowed to rampage our streets and create chaos for the benefit of The Government’s private agenda: more mass surveillance and the steady diminishing of our personal rights.
But is it really all done for our own protection? Or is there a more sinister motive behind it all?
As it turns out, not only is The Government tracking your every movement, but facial recognition is currently being used to ban residents from City Halls and other venues simply for disagreeing with a Town Hall’s policies.
The current move happened in Boise City Hall and City Hall West, Idaho. As reported by MassPrivateI, they used the technology to ban one single citizen ” because he opposed using city funds to pay for an NBA developmental league team. ” The ban apparently didn’t last very long. Upon inquiring to a City Hall official, Mike Journee a spokeman for Mayor David Bieter said, “no one is currently banned from City Hall.”
While in this instance the issue of the one citizen might have resolved itself out, one can only wonder why exactly do we need this face recognition technology everywhere, and really, who does it benefit?
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