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Microsoft President Brad Smith today is publishing a blog post calling for government regulation of facial recognition... including potential restrictions on law-enforcement or national-security uses of the technology; standards to prevent racial profiling; requirements that people be notified when the technology is being used, particularly in public spaces; and legal protections for people who may be misidentified.source: [wired.com...]
When Facebook rolled out facial recognition tools in the European Union this year, it promoted the technology as a way to help people safeguard their online identities... Six years earlier, it had deactivated the technology in Europe after regulators there raised questions about its facial recognition consent system.source: [nytimes.com...]
we're are not all in the USA, nor all in China
I'm pretty sure that Microsoft would just love to have as much access to us as the government does.
ps..those of us who either lived in or visited countries that we re behind "the wall" such as East Germany when the STASI were everywhere, find the idea that people would be willing to pay to install eavesdroppers* in their own homes amazing.."shiny trinkets will get you in most anywhere" still works apparently..Erich Honecker would have loved to achieve what Eric Schmidt, Tim Cook and Jeff Bezos and the 3 letter agencies have.