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Federal government and three states are
in talks with controversial facial
recognition company Clearview AI to
track coronavirus patients and see
who they have been in contact with

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Posted By: Ribicon, 5/2/2020 11:13:01 AM

The controversial facial recognition company Clearview AI is in negotiations with several unnamed federal agencies and three US states to provide contact tracing services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Company founder and CEO Hoan Ton-That confirmed the negotiations were ongoing but declined to specify which agencies or states are considering the company's services.(Snip) Clearview has provided access to its facial recognition software to more than 2,220 different government and law enforcement agencies around the country, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the New York Police Department, the US Secret Service, the Drug Enforcement Agency and more. It pulls photos and personal data from


The promise of catching escaped convicts and child molesters didn't fly with the public, so now it's our health. Small step after that to pick from a crowd any political "extremists," gun owners, what have you. They'd never flag people with the AIDS, say, because that would violate HIPAA regulations and invade personal privacy.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: franq 5/2/2020 11:15:43 AM (No. 398487)
Precisely, OP. By the way, it's for the children.™
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Reply 2 - Posted by: marbles 5/2/2020 11:19:31 AM (No. 398489)
Sorry, no thanks. I don't trust it one bit. Too much Big Brother for me.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Sunhan65 5/2/2020 11:19:58 AM (No. 398490)
No. Absolutely not. Not here. Not ever.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: anniebc 5/2/2020 11:26:43 AM (No. 398496)
They're kinda late using the germ-thing as an excuse, aren't they? One world government used to seem unreal, but, with the creep, it's fast becoming reality. One day we'll wake it, and it will be all the way here.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: EJKrausJr 5/2/2020 11:27:28 AM (No. 398498)
Is this Constitutional? Where is the amendment to the 1st and 4th amendments of our (the protection of the people from the government) bill of rights? Where is the ACLU? Where are our constitutional lawyers? This is the real slope to losing our freedoms. We the people are in charge, not the government. They work for us, not the other way round.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: wordsmith82 5/2/2020 11:28:44 AM (No. 398500)
And when they're done testing on people with a virus, they will proceed to use it to track people with incorrect political views.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: cor-vet 5/2/2020 11:38:17 AM (No. 398514)
Just have a few Republican congressmen/ women and the President opine that this will be good for voter identification. It won't make it out of committee!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: DVC 5/2/2020 11:52:20 AM (No. 398527)
There needs to be some prevention of facial recognition, and surveillance cameras. The privacy of people to move about without being tracked by companies and the feds WITHOUT ANY CRIMINAL ACTS should be complete. This is wrong, and IMO, a violation of the 5th Amendment search laws.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: jacksin5 5/2/2020 11:58:30 AM (No. 398537)
Ed Markey(D-Mass), is on the side of citizen privacy? Whassamatter Ed? Haven't received your payment/bribe from the lobbyists yet?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: MMC 5/2/2020 12:00:53 PM (No. 398542)
No.. just say no! Violation of hippa, and any other private constitutional rights
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Reply 11 - Posted by: hershey 5/2/2020 12:21:17 PM (No. 398570)
1984 just 36 years late...tell me again how we aren't in the 'End Times'....
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Reply 12 - Posted by: USAdroit Editor 5/2/2020 12:24:24 PM (No. 398575)
Gee, even Winston Smith didn’t have to contend with electronic contact tracing. Consider the possibilities! In the near future, tyrants won’t need human snitches to identify troublesome citizens (let’s just call them ‘deplorables’). It’ll all be done by machine. Meanwhile, government-funded AI research will proceed under a veneer of public health do-goodism.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Strike3 5/2/2020 12:49:29 PM (No. 398599)
This program goes against the grain of everything we believe in and it will fail because we will not cooperate. If you don't love Big Brother, Big Brother can not win.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: JL80863 5/2/2020 1:01:38 PM (No. 398611)
Good one #7.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: stablemoney 5/2/2020 1:11:27 PM (No. 398620)
Just think of what Comey, Clapper, and Brennan could have thought up with this kind of technology in place. I think they already know every breath Trump takes, every word he says.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: MDConservative 5/2/2020 1:13:25 PM (No. 398622)
Never gonna happen here...famous last words. When are the contracts being signed? Of course, it will never be misused or abused once in place, either. There will be safeguards, like a FISA court...
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Reply 17 - Posted by: udanja99 5/2/2020 1:23:55 PM (No. 398634)
Bottom line - Don’t get tested!
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Reply 18 - Posted by: RuckusTom 5/2/2020 1:34:50 PM (No. 398645)
There's a pretty simple solution ... keep your phone at home if you don't need it. Or, go Breaking Bad. Buy a burner phone and use it for a day or two, then take a hammer to it and get another phone.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Axeman 5/2/2020 1:44:10 PM (No. 398653)
I see a great market for holographic face shields.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Gruntmedic 5/2/2020 1:49:38 PM (No. 398658)
People should just wear masks around city's with cctv
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Rumblehog 5/2/2020 3:10:08 PM (No. 398701)
Clear violation of civil rights. What would our Founding Fathers do? (WWOFFD)
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Reply 22 - Posted by: StrikingViking 5/2/2020 3:40:00 PM (No. 398711)
When Orwell wrote "1984" in 1948, people could read his nightmare account of a Fascist totalitarian future and take solace in knowing the necessary technology for such a state didn't exist. Now it does. It's past time to start worrying. The Dims are actively installing the framework of a police state with the willing assistance of Big Tech.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: DVC 5/2/2020 5:07:17 PM (No. 398765)
Perhaps the solution is for everyone to purchase one of these and wear it in public.
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