Facial recognition Software: Everyone can be found

"do we really live in a society in which anonymity in public space, de facto, no longer possible?" At the core of the debate about the face detection on this

Facial recognition Software: Everyone can be found

"do we really live in a society in which anonymity in public space, de facto, no longer possible?" At the core of the debate about the face detection on this Question:Who are the road with red cross, after a night of drinking home fights or in dodgy neighborhoods to hang around, and randomly targeted by a phone, or a monitoring camera device, could be identified. In the case, the question of digital-political speaker of the SPD parliamentary group in the Bundestag, Jens Zimmermann.

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the occasion of a Search of the Online portal Netzpolitik.org is picks up, the international reports on the faces of search engine Pimeyes. On the page Pimeyes upload photos, the matches, the Polish Start-up with its database, for which 900 million faces includes.

The Start-up is to use only publicly available images and not on images from social media access. To the BBC, the company said in June: "If you find the pictures that were just uploaded on Facebook, it means that someone else has posted somewhere else. We browse only the web pages that indicate that you are with the Search agreement.“

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However, Facebook and Google want to proceed legally against Pimeyes, reported Netzpolitik.org. It is forbidden to collect Youtube data, using which a Person can identify with. "Accordingly, we will send a written warning to Pimeyes, we list the violations of the terms and conditions of use carefully," said a Google spokesman has said. Facebook announced to a cease and desist letter to send.You have locked all accounts with Pimeyes reference.

According to the data protection basic regulation, the processing of biometric data to identify people is clearly not allowed. Pimeyes, in defence, that they should only upload their own face to be able to see where this show up in the network. Netzpolitik.org reported, however, that the company had introduced this limitation recently and, until Recently, the search for images of celebrities to advertise.

Updated Date: 10 July 2020, 08:22

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