The End of Privacy as We Know It?
29:59 | Feb 10th
A secretive start-up promising the next generation of facial recognition software has compiled a database of images far bigger than anything ever constructed by the United States government: over thre...Show More
olivier recommended:Feb 10th
I read a lot about online privacy everyday, but this episode was very interesting and important. The part about them running the journalist’s photo in their system was so creepy. Well worth a listen.
@olivier 💯 and I'm coming away thinking I don't want that CEO making important decisions that can have an impact on me.
@danny totally. It seems that when money and ethics are concerned, many CEOs will choose to follow the money. And then there’s the issue that consent doesn’t seem to be needed for them to find our images. I wonder if legislation will ever come in to try and slow down the adoption of facial recogniti...Show More
@olivier I believe legislation is already happening in some form. They said one state barred the police in that state from using Clearview (but maybe that's just Clearview and not all facial recognition) Btw, if you go to the homefeed and scroll down a couple recommendations, you'll see a discussio...Show More
@olivier This episode was something else! I was gasping the whole way through. The journalist photo part definitely added drama and unexpected entertainment value to the episode making like that saying "truth is stranger than fiction". I think there will always be people in the world that will try ...Show More
jctrevino recommended:Feb 11th
It is no surprise Google, Facebook and the other media giants didn’t want to meddle in the facial recognition space. Goodbye privacy. And in whose hands is such a sensitive topic?!
@jctrevino At the beginning, I was thinking that Google and Facebook does have tech like this in their facial recognition for photos, but I guess they don't scrape everything to build such a comprehensive database to the point where side profiles are recognized. I was also thinking that Google has r...Show More
mm recommended:Feb 12th
This episode gave me creepy chills! I'm not surprised that Peter Thiel is an investor in this company. It's exactly the type of investment he'll make. I don't 100% understand why the investors kept on wanting this to be a "consumer play". What would that look like? A Google Photos competitor? And t...Show More
@rosaguac This is one of the episodes we're chatting about that's similar to this but does a sweeping analysis of digital surveillance around the world and how it's being used in the criminal justice system in US: https://podyssey.fm/episode/id3694213 The story is heartwarming and heartbreaking at t...Show More
rosaguac recommended:Feb 12th
my 'i want to live in a cabin in the middle of nowhere' fantasy came back full swing for this episode...what is with tech's hard on for invading and violating our privacy for profit? and we all fuckingg know that big surveillance will target the most marginalized. anyways, stop with the disruption a...Show More
pwitham recommended:Feb 12th
If the discoveries in this episode do not scare you then I don't know what will. It's one thing to assume this kind of technology is possible, it's another to have it confirmed.
fiercefab recommended:Feb 13th
We’re looking at the end of anonymity in public as we know it. Let that sink in.
I was just chatting to an American about how in the US, you're already not anonymous. You can just search anyone's name online and get all of their current and future addresses, etc. It's crazy.
aliceko recommended:Feb 12th
Scary and very real. Where do we draw the line? Obviously we all want criminals and child predators to be identified and stopped -- but when this falls into the wrong hands - we have no idea what could happen. I just watched this scary CNN follow up vide -- If you have a public account and then you...Show More
@aliceko I’ve opted to stop sharing photos of myself and my family anywhere on the web. It’s unfortunate because I liked posting updates with family and friends, but now I feel uneasy about the ill ways everything I post may be used.
@olivier A very close friend started doing the same thing years ago and will not let anybody post photos of him on social media. Everybody thinks he is neurotic but in this case it's actually quite smart.