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Here's the problem. You don't know what kind of laws are going to be passed even six months from now, much less five or ten years from now. Anything that is legal now can just as easily be deemed "illegal" later. You obviously think that these databases are just for show.
originally posted by: geezlouise
a reply to: SoulSurfer
Also what kind of blackmail are you talking about? The type where they watch me pick my nose and then threaten to send photos of me picking my nose and farting in my sleep to everyone on my Facebook?
What I am saying is... in order for a real blackmail to happen you'd have to be involved in some pretty shady shiz in the first place.
But idk maybe I'm wrong.
originally posted by: gpols
a reply to: LadyGreenEyes
There are going to be lots of fun supreme court cases coming up in the next decades or so over use of systems like these. The part that is really important is, are people going to have access to the data that they feed the algorithms.
Because this system undoubtedly will be abused by some cops with grudges. Getting people to make statements then hiding the folks that made the statements under anonymity laws. Of course if the statements were made maliciously the police and people that filed and made the statements would be punished, but how many years will that take to get sorted out?
As private citizens it will be an absolute must that we have access to the data that the algorithm is fed, and how the algorithm is coded. That last part throws another dynamic into the fray because the software company that builds these systems will most likely claim that entering the source code into evidence will violate their right to maintaining a trade secret.
Lots of fun times ahead.