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Ramsaye

Member since Jan 2010 • Last active Aug 2019

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  • in Improving Public Spaces
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    GDPR is easily got round if you show legitimate need to collect and process data with notices that you are doing so.

  • in Improving Public Spaces
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    It’s not a whataboutism competition about what to be more worried about. Having facial ID in the hands of landlords and developers with no oversight over what lists they use and how individuals are added and removed from them could easily lead to people being denied access to these public spaces because the AI has incorrectly flagged them as someone they are not and updated the image profile to include the new images. So someone drops litter in Kings Cross, gets tagged in a database, someone who looks a bit like them tries to go shopping in Leeds and is turned away from the shopping centre as they have been identified as someone who has previously violated the developers terms of use for part of its property portfolio. They have no idea why they are being turned away, write to the developer to complain and their real life identity is now tagged to the previous image along with the updated images from the shopping centre, they stay on the list because they haven’t been able to prove they didn’t drop litter in London and there is an inadequate appeals process. All quite a likely scenario, add in that BAME faces are more likely to be false positive identifiers and you have a system which discriminates by design.
    Sure we should be worried about what information we willingly hand over to large data collectors like google and Tesco but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t worry about this.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    That’s chickens my Wiley friend.

    We’ve already established that mice are best dealt with using the Chalfie method of crushing to death using your oven.

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    Facial recognition in King's Cross prompts call for new laws https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49­333352

    Developers who own public spaces can implement whatever surveillance they wish in these public spaces with no oversight by anyone. I’m guessing they will simply use this technology to enforce arbitrary banning orders issued by themselves with no explanation or appeals process. All fairly harmless, but there are several US states who have banned facial recognition because of how ineffective it is at providing reliable results for all ethnicities and genders.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Sounds like there’s been a forum outing.

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    http://theathletic.com/conway50off

    There’s 50% off right there.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Impressive numbers at the airport today, all flights out of HK cancelled.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Thanks for the concern Oliver but the only dangers I face are sunburn and the occasional mildly inconvenient disruption to my commute. HK is still one of the safest cities in the world and not even in the same league table as London when it comes to violent crime.

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    Show us you sex shed thread>>>>>>

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    I was there a couple of weeks ago, there’s a bus terminus nearby on Fuk Man Road.

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