Another clear case of the law playing catch up to technology,
OPINION – With the advancement in machine learning and AI especially in Facial Recognition and image recognition space, there is still a concern that facial recognition could be compromised. This form of security combined plus bio-metric combined with other MFA methods might work well to keep us and our data safe from preying hands.
Big phone manufacturers in 2019 have included face recognition as standard to unlock your phone together with fingerprint scanner among traditional methods like pin numbers and connecting the dots which might become obsolete in the near future.
Now where would this data be stored, imagine all your bio-metric data
Imagine the police walking the street with a facial recognition device scanning people as they walk by and its able to pick up on an individual who might be suspect then alerts the police to that particular individual.
Sounds like a good idea but is this enough for us to give away our privacy to feel safe.
For one it helps with police with making it easier to track criminals
There are some security and privacy concerns that comes with this sort of technology
Facial recognition technology can be abused just like any other technology today.
where are our bio-metric data kept and what if that database is hacked and millions of bio-metric data stolen.
It is quiet easy these days to use reverse search images to find faces of people you want to target for whatever reason be it malicious or otherwise.
With all the amount of pictures we have on social media and online this could easily be used to create content and have your picture tagged to it. Other extreme samples could include faces of innocent victims being attached to pornographic websites. There is already a tool that can cause this amount of damage. This came to light in Germany where a hacker was able to create a tool to steal images of adult content actors.
Another argument draws on the fact that this could fail and an innocent person could be remanded in custody or jailed for a crime they did not commit. This could happen due to the fact that face recognition sensors work
Fortunately two of my colleagues are identical twins and it was funny to test the face ID’s on mobile phones and watch them unlock each other’s phones using their faces.
So what’s our take away from this; if you are concerned about privacy and need avoiding facial recognition you could start wearing special glasses to distort the machine learning algorithms and indicators that the machine learning camera is looking for when scanning your face. on the facial recognition cameras.
Better yet stop posting pictures of yourself online.
Eternal Blue – vulnerability stolen from the NSA which was a hacking tool used against a United States city a few years ago.
Updated 14/08/2019 – At the time of publication of this article, the UK’s privacy regulator has announced that they are investigating the use of controversial facial recognition technology by King’s Cross development centre due to concerns that this activity might be whole illegally especially knowing that another attempt at testing this technology by the UK police force was cancelled and subjected to review.