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Toronto Police Caught Using Facial Recognition Tech

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Bernnie Federko

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Clearview AI broke Canadian privacy laws by selling software to police, watchdogs say

Four government privacy watchdogs from across Canada say that U.S.-based facial recognition firm Clearview AI broke the laws intended to govern privacy in Canada by selling its software to police.

“What Clearview does is mass surveillance and it is illegal,” federal privacy commissioner Dan Therrien said in a statement. His remarks urged changes to Canadian legislation and followed a year-long investigation undertaken in conjunction with his counterparts in Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia.

Clearview AI became the focus of international controversy in January, 2020, amid revelations about how the U.S. startup amassed and analyzed billions of images of faces that people posted to popular social media sites.
 

Mondieu

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Clearview AI broke Canadian privacy laws by selling software to police, watchdogs say

Four government privacy watchdogs from across Canada say that U.S.-based facial recognition firm Clearview AI broke the laws intended to govern privacy in Canada by selling its software to police.

“What Clearview does is mass surveillance and it is illegal,” federal privacy commissioner Dan Therrien said in a statement. His remarks urged changes to Canadian legislation and followed a year-long investigation undertaken in conjunction with his counterparts in Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia.

Clearview AI became the focus of international controversy in January, 2020, amid revelations about how the U.S. startup amassed and analyzed billions of images of faces that people posted to popular social media sites.
Clearview AI gets a media slap for “selling” the software. What does the TPS get for “buying” it? We gave them over $1.2 billion last year. Speed traps and red-light surveillance have been replaced by cameras. There’s ZERO presence on the street, except for the “paid-duty” lot - which is basically a form of tax-payer funded, mob-style extortion. They don’t do shit... they don’t even look up from their phones - but you gotta have them. Nobody patrols the “shooty and stabby” areas of the city. ...and they don’t fucking come, when you call.

The budget is going to tech, rather than a human community presence. I see cruisers parked in the strangest places. Underground parking lots, no-stopping zones, empty school lots - often with 2 officers in them. ...eyes on their cell-phones, drinking coffee and eating whatever fucking garbage it is they consume to keep up their mental and physical fitness levels

“Hey, officer...Did you see that lady and her baby almost get smoked at that crosswalk, right there? RIGHT in front of your face?”

Nope. Too busy with the free coffee and looking at his/her phone. This shit is DAILY.

The cops in this town have always been top-down corrupt. ...but now, they’re literally making themselves redundant, whilst continuing to suckle at the teat. Half of these twats wouldn’t pass a basic physical fitness test, let alone a cognitive one. That’s ok though... When they do bother to show up, it’ll be 10:1, guns-drawn but the “technology” that does the real policing and ensures accountability (body-cams) will probably be experiencing some “glitches”.

The only thing Toronto Police show up for is paid-duty and traffic court. Fully paid days off from the enforcement of laws that make society a better place. Other than that, these half-wit slugs sit around, playing Candy Crush in the cruiser and wonder why people don’t respect them.

On the bright side, the best of the best among them sure do a great job with the homicide thing. Crack job on Bruce McAurther and the Sherman murders!

The next time you deal with one of these clowns, just smile - take the ticket and tell them you’ll see them at the Markham Road courthouse. They’ll all be there. ...Coffee and Candy-Crush in hand. ;)
 
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