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PhotoDNA Tracking Big Brother OWNS YOUR FACE In Every Age, Shape and Form!

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posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 08:13 PM
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Imagine a software suite so powerful that it can map every inch of your face in the finest detail and identify data points that are unique only to you. A software so powerful that it can search and identify you amongst billions of other facial images just as a fingerprint does today. A software so precise that it will be called photo DNA

This software can scan a photograph of you and match it with every single photograph that has ever been and uploaded to the internet by you, your friends, co-workers family etc.

Now imagine that this software is implemented by a company that allegedly has direct links to the CIA and this same company wants to implement this tool right now without passing any legal legislation or privacy standards not to mention basic privacy rights.

What would be the best way to do this?

The simplest way would be to market it as a tool used to search the internet for vile paedophiles and there unfortunate victims. The costly software could be given away free to law enforcement agencies world wide ensuring global coverage and monitoring under the fight against sex crimes banner and nobody would object!

Sounds like fantasy right?

No. This is no fantasy!

It is already in operation globally right now and has been for months if not years, monitoring and matching suspects and victims 24 hours a day whilst storing these images on vast databases under the guise of child protection.

I introduce to you PhotoDNA by Microsoft

One of the main sites already using this software is facebook who have the alleged links to the CIA according to the Guardian newspaper.

One board member of Facebook is Jim Breyer, a partner of Accel Partners, who put $12.7m into Facebook in April 2005. Greylock Venture Capital invested $27.5m into facebook. Howard Cox is a senior partner of Greylock and as I understand, a board member of In-Q-Tel. In-Q-Tel is a venture-capital wing of the CIA.


In-Q-Tel’s first chairman was Gilman Louie, who served on the board of the NVCA with Breyer. Another key figure in the In-Q-Tel team is Anita K Jones, former director of defence research and engineering for the US department of defence, and – with Breyer – board member of BBN Technologies. When she left the US department of defence, Senator Chuck Robb paid her the following tribute: “She brought the technology and operational military communities together to design detailed plans to sustain US dominance on the battlefield into the next century.”

Source Guardian.co.uk



Microsoft in no way imply that this software is being used for anything other than to protect children from sex crimes and to identify offenders.They try very hard to put this message across in the below subtitled "The next chapter in protecting children online.



The marketing video is equally convincing and gives one that feeling that there is nothing to be concerned about as this tool will only ever be used for this one purpose which I fully endorse if only that were true.



I have no doubt that this software will in many cases be used to identify child victims of sexual abuse and sexual predators but what about those grown up adult victims who do not wish to be identified? Men and women who were once very sadly abused as children and whose indecent images may still be floating around cyberspace. Adults who have chosen anonymity in order to deal with what happened by choosing to forget and with no desire to revisit the past. They will no doubt also be identified in these searches without their knowledge or consent.

It doesn't just stop with facebook.
Governments are able to implement this software across vast networks and the software incorporating Microsoft PhotoDNA is called ProActive and distributed with Netclean




How does NetClean ProActive work? NetClean ProActive is a centrally controlled software system that shields business networks from child sexual abuse images. Via collaboration, NetClean has access to information from databases with suspected child sexual abuse images. A unique code – a digital fingerprint of sorts – is created from each of these images, and the agent subsequently searches for these codes. NetClean ProActive is continually and automatically updated with new image codes. Proactive is always running in the background. If something happens when the computer is offline, it will be locally stored and forwarded as soon as the computer is online again. If an incident occurs, the designated contact within the organisation is notified via text message or e-mail. This means that those responsible do not need to continually monitor the system; alerts indicate when something occurs..




There are also several other versions available to view here www.netclean.com... with Analyze reported as being the free law enforcement version.

Surely law enforcement agencies or governments wouldn't use this for any other purpose, would they?

Sadly Yes.


NYPD uses high-tech software to capture suspect Updated: Friday, 16 Mar 2012, 5:20 PM EDT Published : Friday, 16 Mar 2012, 5:20 PM EDT NEW YORK - New York City detectives have used cutting-edge facial recognition software to capture a man suspected in a shooting at a barbershop. The bullet grazed the 39-year-old man's head. He required stitches, but will survive. Police say the man was beaten and shot on March 10 over a neighborhood dispute as he tried to get a haircut.The victim knew the shooter but not his name, pulled up a Facebook photo and gave it to police. Authorities at the Real Time Crime Center fed the photo through the system and a match appeared: The suspect's prior mug shot


Source My Fox News

Facebook openly allows this software and it is very vaguely covered in the terms and conditions of the website where open co-operation with law enforcement agencies is stated.

But did you know this software was scanning images of you and your family?

Where does this type of technology stop?
There is no doubt that it will be of benefit in child pornography cases and indeed may help to rescue some of the many thousands of victims around the globe.
But should it not be subject to strict usage guidelines to protect the average citizen like you and I?

If you write the wrong comment on a blog that appears suspicious, will they track and trace you?




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posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 08:16 PM
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Is this the ultimate crime fighting software or a total invasion of privacy?
Do we have any reason to worry?

I would appreciate your views.

Lastly, one more example of facial recognition in action that may have used PhotoDNA.


But millions of people already have such images of themselves on file in their driver's licenses. In 2009, the FBI used facial recognition software to nab a suspect in a double -homicide who they believed had fled from California to North Carolina. The authorities compared a 1991 booking photo of the suspect against the 30 million photos that the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles had on file. Twenty-eight photos came up as possible matches. An FBI analyst then whittled the number down to just one man, who was later arrested and positively identified as the fugitive.

ScientificAmerica
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posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 08:17 PM
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it seems as if a new breed of criminal shall arise, face changers.



posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 08:19 PM
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Dear studio500,

Good post and information that people should know. Peace.



posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 08:20 PM
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There are a few ways to not allow this to happen although not fool proof.

Don't allow friends to tag you.
Don't tag your friends.
Upload pictures of random objects and tag them with your name.
Don't use Facebook.



posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 08:28 PM
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Originally posted by DocHolidaze
it seems as if a new breed of criminal shall arise, face changers.


Your reply made me smile but in fact it is a very real possibility. There is no knowing what lengths offenders may go to in order to protect their identity.



posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 08:32 PM
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Originally posted by AQuestion
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Dear studio500,

Good post and information that people should know. Peace.


Thank you AQ, I'm just amazed that more people are not aware of this. Looking at the very low view counts on the YouTube videos really is surprising.

As a former law enforcement officer myself I really can see the positive angle of such software but on the other hand I know only too well that when pushed, certain agencies may use it for methods that were not originally intended and which may well fall foul of the legal obligations of the law.
In short it is a double edged sword in many ways.

Peace to you also



posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 08:33 PM
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Originally posted by thehoneycomb
There are a few ways to not allow this to happen although not fool proof.

Don't allow friends to tag you.
Don't tag your friends.
Upload pictures of random objects and tag them with your name.
Don't use Facebook.


I couldn't agree more.
Yet more multiple reasons why not to use facebook!



posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 08:40 PM
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Here is a link explaining a little more about the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit and PhotoDNA for those that are interested.

blogs.msdn.com... e/2012/03/24/the-microsoft-digital-crimes-unit-and-photodna.aspx



posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 08:53 PM
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Dear studio500,

After reading your thread I started a new one on both the facial recognition software and the new google glasses. Putting the two together could really be a blow to privacy. Peace.



posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 09:07 PM
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Thanks, I will take a look before work AQ

The ramifications of this software are so far reaching it is astounding.

When you consider just one example.

You post on something on a blog or facebook using perhaps another persons photo as your profile picture.
Your post may express a strong views or even hostile views if you were say a troll with intent to incite hatred etc.
TPTB decide to highlight you and process the image displayed on the profile into PhotoDNA.
Remember this image is not really your photograph.
They can then match that image to every site ever visited by that person and even match images that may be years old. They can then identify location etc and if deemed fit attend the innocent persons address with the intention of making an arrest.

It just appears wide open to abuse as well as identifying innocent people!

I think we have every reason to be afraid and god help anyone who's image has been used by a sex offender in order to hide his/her true identity.

The result could be very embarrassing all round.



posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 09:10 PM
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Now now, calm down. There is no need to be afraid here. I mean it's not like the democrats or republicans are going to invade your privacy and use it against you. That's absurd /end sarcasm



posted on Apr, 7 2012 @ 08:01 PM
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Perfectly calm and trusting :0)

The more I consider the implications of this the more serious it becomes.

In effect this could well be the implementation of a global identity system just like a global Identity card.

Yet judging by the you tube view numbers and the little interest in such a blatant use of monitoring technology I am shocked that nobody appears to be bothered like this.

Is it simply a matter case of not being tangible so it's ok to ignore.....Because this technology will certainly not go away if we just ignore it!



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