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[liberationtech] Video cameras coming to an SF bar near you

Alberto Cammozzo a.cammozzo at gmail.com
Thu May 17 07:00:10 PDT 2012


Hello James, hi all,

please consider using <http://tagmenot.info> tags as a preemptive
opt-out measure to oppose face recognition.

It's a completeley free qr-code (at no cost in CC-BY license):
you can wear it as a button or print it on stickers or t-shirt
(ready-mades availabe at zazzle, but you can craft your own).
The qr-code will redirect to the tagmenot.info site where your opt-out
will is clearly stated.

Face recognition is becoming more and more pervasive for the most
frivolous reasons... see my tweets @dontTag .

Ciao

Alberto

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Alberto Cammozzo
http://tagmenot.info
twitter: @dontTag



On 05/14/2012 11:16 PM, James Losey wrote:
> Hi All,
> 
> This Friday
> <http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2012/05/scenetap_facial_recognition.php>
> a start-up is launching facial recognition cameras in 25 San Francisco
> bars. The companies goal is to give patrons a sense of the average age,
> male to female ratio, and popularity of a bar before going in. This data
> will also be shared with the bar (aka, tracking attendance/demographics
> on differente evenings).
> 
> Based on the company's privacy policy <http://www.scenetap.com/privacy>
> states:
> 
>   * No facial photos or video are recorded or stored.
>   * No streaming video may be viewed by venue operators or patrons.
>   * No personal information is collected or even attempted to be collected.
> 
> However, I suspect this could mean that photos/video (with faces
> blurred) might be stored, and its certainly strange to be de facto
> accepting a privacy policy by walking into a bar.
> 
> J
> 
> 
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