View Poll Results: Face Recognition software on cell phones: Good or Bad?

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  • The best thing ever: we need this to catch criminals

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  • It will be really good to have but we should be concerned for some abuse

    1 16.67%
  • It will be abused but it will be mostly a good thing

    0 0%
  • I like it but think it should only be in Law enforcement hands

    0 0%
  • It could be good but it will be mostly abused for bad things

    1 16.67%
  • I am not sure if this is a good idea

    1 16.67%
  • I think this is a bad idea

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  • It is a bad idea & it will have UN-intended consequences

    4 66.67%
  • It will be a really bad thing & I am very worried about it being abused

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  • Absolutely Evil: It will only be abused

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Thread: Face Recognition software on the iPhone: Good or Bad?

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    Default Face Recognition software on the iPhone: Good or Bad?



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    Last edited by kr1963; 05-13-2011 at 03:06 AM.

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    Default Re: Face Recognition software on the iPhone: Good or Bad?

    Does anyone remember a stupid movie called ''The Running Man '' ?-the CGI available back then was (roughly 20 years ago ) was NOTHING to what we have now-also DNA evidence can be manipulated or planted-when we switch to a technology which maybe 2% of the population understands WHAT becomes of the other 98% ?
    Also , genetically altered corn is being burned in starving nations in africa as they have started to notice genetic anomalies in the people who have eaten the stuff .
    We need to reign in technology-I HATE the fact the PROMIS program is saving or ''reading '' every word as I type-but the Genie is out of the lamp so WTH-besides , I never have anything worth saying anyway .
    You know, I think I would rather be a man than a god . We don't need anyone to believe in us. We just keep going anyhow. It's what we do.

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    Default Re: Face Recognition software on the iPhone: Good or Bad?

    Can you list how it would/could be abused?

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    Default Re: Face Recognition software on the iPhone: Good or Bad?

    Abuse...
    1) Say you are a girl sitting at Starbucks & some creep thinks you are hott. He scans your face & then runs it thru Facebook & finds your ID out of the millions of users & proceeds to stalk you now that he knows your name & friends.

    2) Say someone doesn't liek your political affiliations or religious groups. He could go to a meeting or service & scan everyones face to find out who they are & start a hate group targeting those people.

    3) Say a hacker scans your face & sees how they get all the data online about you & proceed to try & snag your identity.

    on the flip side...

    1) An off duty cop gets a tip about a suspect somewhere. He doesn't have to arrest him, chase him, take him down town. Just scan the face & pull up his ID. Oops sorry wrong guy. He looks like the suspect but it isnt him. Saves a false arrest maybe.

    2) A fugitive in disguise trying to cross the border. Scan him & you find out this guy is wanted 7 you make the arrest.

    3) A body is found with no ID. You scan the face & find out who it is.

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    Default Re: Face Recognition software on the iPhone: Good or Bad?

    So is our technology for the iPhone really this close? Even if so, what db is your iPhone accessing? How fast and accurate is the db search? Cost? Red Laser can barely id products at Byerly's. The iPhone voice recognition is average to < average at best. The photo group by facial recog sw is poor. I don't think you or anyone else need worry about this in our life time or even in our kid's. It's about as likely as me scanning your latent fingerprint with my phone and identifying you.

    Chicken Little syndrome I'm thinking.
    Last edited by pm01; 05-13-2011 at 07:15 PM.

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    Default Re: Face Recognition software on the iPhone: Good or Bad?

    Thats why I posted the video. TO show that LOCAL cops have this technology on their iPhones.

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    Default Re: Face Recognition software on the iPhone: Good or Bad?

    So which is it KR? Law enforcement using an iphone to access a state generated db for identification purposes, or the average Joe in your first three examples. Again, since the video is LE then list how it would/could be abused? The average Joe doesn't have access to the state run LE db.

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    Default Re: Face Recognition software on the iPhone: Good or Bad?

    It a digital wireless world do you really think that anything is ever 100% secure? I am not worried so much about the average Joe. If you are not concerned with it that's ok. However, a simple search on google reveals how simple it is:

    GOOGLE SEARCH

    New Tools Help Hack Into iPhone | PCWorld

    Jonathan Zdziarski, an iPhone applications developer and hacker. He was consulted by the Wire magazine. Currently, Zdziarski gives courses about computer forensics that are targeted to (for example) people who want to learn about how to recover data from the Apple phone.
    He said that the iPhone encryption ?is kind of like storing all your secret messages right next to the secret decoder ring?.
    ?I don?t think any of us (developers) have ever seen encryption implemented so poorly before, which is why it?s hard to describe why it?s such a big threat to security?, he said to Wired.

    How to do a Bluetooth hack with BlueSn0w on iPhone | Video ? Wonder How To

    how do i go about a wifi hack?
    Last edited by kr1963; 05-14-2011 at 02:01 PM.

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