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Facial recognition software for police enforcement is the newest form of communism. Facial recognition technology is leading to a new form of censorship in America.
Facial recognition technology may help unlock your phone, and you can use it to unlock passwords associated with your apps. Like your bank’s app.
It seems like it hasn’t worked out well yet for the people of China through their law enforcement.
Facial Recognition Software Police Now Control
The Chinese Communist Party won’t even grant you internet access unless your social score is up to par.
I read the book 1984 about eight years ago, in the year 2013, and thought to myself back then that our privacy was being invaded by having our data taken and sold without the consent of the users.
The start of law enforcement was controlled by the companies running the so-called open-source internet.
It was just another form of censorship in America.
However, today in the middle of 2021, countries like Kim Jung-Un and the censorship and control of North Korea and Xi Jinping China’s law enforcement of facial recognition technology would plagiarize the book 1984.
The only difference between China and 1984 is that Big Brother or The Chinese Communist Party cannot read people’s minds—or at least not yet, but they might well be able to for their extreme Stalinist views.
For those who aren’t familiar with the book 1984, it was written by George Orwell and was published as a fiction novel in 1949. Decades before, we all had smartphones, the internet, computers, and other devices.
Orwell wrote in the book that ‘Big Brother’ had cameras on every streetlight and street corner watching the people.
Facial Recognition and the Book 1984
It would appear today like the facial recognition technology law enforcement has led to irreversible censorship in America.
In 1984, Orwell described that 1984 got to the point where people had to be careful of how they think, or ‘Big Brother’ would hear them, and they would be sent to jail, and people would be hypnotized and conditioned to think and act like ‘Big Brother’ wants them to, and or they would disappear.
That sounds very similar to today’s dictators like Putin, The Taliban, Xi Jinping, Kim Jung-Un, Biden, Trudeau, and others who follow identical censorship patterns with Lenin-Marxist ideologies.
The Chinese government has absolute power over their citizens, who must behave and follow orders using facial recognition technology by law enforcement led by The Chinese Communist Party.
The Chinese government can make people disappear, but most are conditioned not to lash out toward the government.
The wealthiest person in China who owns the company Alibaba Group, Jack Ma, owns the China-based company known as Amazon in the rest of the world. Jack had made the mistake of speaking out toward the Chinese president Xi Jinping and The Chinese Communist Party.
As a result, he went missing in November of 2020 for three months, and no one knows where he went or who took him there and why they let him go after three months.
China’s government has so much control over their citizens that if people don’t behave properly or say negative things about the government, they will get a lower social score.
The lower the social score, the fewer rights and privileges they receive.
Chinese Owns Facial Recognition Software
The Chinese government uses facial recognition technology to watch and control the people.
They use cameras on citizens’ smartphones or other devices to access their heavily censored internet.
In addition, the Chinese Communist Party can watch their citizens through the many cameras set up on their many streets and their many stores, and they use drones.
The Chinese Communist Party president, Xi Jinping, decided to change the law in 2017 for a presidential term in China from lasting a maximum of 5 years to indefinite, meaning he can now rule China until he dies if he wants to.
Similarly, facial recognition software police use in China is found in countries like the United Kingdom.
Still, the government in the UK started setting up their facial recognition software police control in the UK on streets and on police vans to catch criminals.
The UK police wait in their vans, cars, and other areas close to the cameras, and they wait to see whatever criminal walks around the corner and is exposed to the facial recognition software.
Studies in the UK involving using facial recognition technology by police to catch criminals did not work over 80% of the time.
As facial recognition gains popularity and the technology enhances, police are now also using the tech in the western world. In addition, the United States has been using facial recognition technology in airports, border control and customs for years now.
As it grows in the US, some states have taken the initiative to ban facial recognition technology.
However, knowing the adverse effects of enforcing facial recognition technology like wrongful accusations at an 80% rate and taking human rights can help prevent it from happening in the first place.
Instead, it is a refined form of further censorship in America.
Facial Recognition and AI
Canadian law enforcement had a contract with Clearview AI for their facial recognition software police now own to catch anyone they deem criminal.
The Canadian government made it legal in June of 2020 for the use of facial recognition software police can use as part of our Privacy Act to use the technology to track people and arrest them.
As addressed here in the note in The Senate:
“I have the honour to submit to Parliament the Special Report of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada entitled Police Use of Facial Recognition Technology in Canada and the Way Forward. According to section 39(1) of the Privacy Act.”
If Canadians and Americans are now under mass surveillance by the police, it leads to a new form of censorship in America.
It is a dying democracy.
Are we going to turn into a communist country run similar to that of China?
Will we let Big Brother take over our privacy and minds and let the fictional book 1984 become a non-fiction story?
Look up at your current streetlights. Are they newer and improved and hanging up higher to have a full view of the streets?
Do your vehicles and houses use video surveillance?
Do you use facial recognition technology to unlock your phones?
Facial recognition software police use creates more control and power, thus creating more of a police state than a community. We are on a razor-thin line between keeping a community or diving into communism.
“Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.” – George Orwell.