They are watching us: if you don’t want to be identified, pay (3 photos)

On the streets of large cities, more and more cameras appear from year to year and many of them are equipped with face recognition technologies. According to the statements of law enforcement and city authorities, this is done to ensure order and the detection of suspicious individuals. But it turns out that even ordinary citizens can suffer if the new world order does not suit them. In London, a man covered his face with a jacket and hat as he walked past a camera with face recognition technology. The police seemed suspicious of such behavior. They asked the pedestrian to look at the camera mounted on the police van, but he refused and received a fine of 90 pounds (about $ 114) for that. The patrol still photographed the pedestrian. And this is in addition to the fine issued. In an interview with DailyMall, the man said that he was not guilty of anything, since he did not formally violate any laws. The software that the British police use to verify pedestrian photographs with the wanted criminals database has been criticized more than once. The reason is the low accuracy of the results; after the pilot launch, the system was mistaken in 96% of cases, but at the same time it continues to be used in large quantities.

Sam Richards

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