French Data Protection Authority fines Google with 50M Euros for violating the GDPR.

(Alphabet moved 20B Euros to Bermuda for 2017 alone.....)

la CNIL prononce une sanction de 50 millions d’euros à l’encontre de la société GOOGLE LLC

is it normal to take unopened tracking pixels from one person's email and embed in email for someone else?

u.a. mit synthetisch hergestellten Trainingsdatensätzen zur Objekterkennung durch Computervision arbeitet , die Fortsetzung von /v.

LeBracelet is always on infrared vein pattern recognition bracelet with bluetooth to replace passwords

"The [DeepGestalt] model was trained on a dataset of over 17,000 images representing more than 200 syndromes, curated through a community-driven phenotyping platform." – Identifying facial phenotypes of genetic disorders using deep learning. Jan 7, 2019.

Feb 2 at Transmediale: Building Archives for Evidence and Collective Resistance

With Hadi Al Khatib (Syrian Archive), Mihaela Brebenel, Doreen Mende, Winnie Soon
Moderated by Mihaela Brebenel
13:00 to 14:30

Convolutional Neural Network inference may be prohibited in your country: "This [computer vision] software is subject to the U.S. Export Administration Regulations and other U.S. law, and may not be exported or re-exported to certain countries ( Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, and the Crimea region of Ukraine)" - Intel

"It is assumed that if entering combat, pilots will press the “off” button on the transponder making them invisible to this site and traditional secondary radar!"

skin color "is actually one of the least important factors in distinguishing between races"
- Learning Race from Face: A Survey (2014)

William Arkin from (2013): only 296 of 45,000 who have applied for jobs associated with type 1 or type 2 biological or chemical agents since 9/11 were found to be restricted persons. Of those 296, 200 were disqualified because previous felon charges.

Book talk:

facial recognition has become the most visible part of larger proxy issue for spectral dominance: who owns the wavelengths and what is permissible sampling resolution, sampling frequency, type analysis/extraction, and ownership. need better definition for better regulation

Here comes polarimetric:
"Synthesis of High-Quality Visible Faces from Polarimetric Thermal Faces using Generative Adversarial Networks"

one of the many crazy things about face recognition transforming authentication systems is that it will create huge incentives for plastic surgery and bio hacks, which will drive innovation of body mod tech and eventually "democratize" polymorphic appearance

"To ensure a wholesome experience, employs a 24-hour real-time monitoring system based on facial recognition technology developed by OrionStar."

OrionStar trains their software on the Microsoft MS Celeb dataset.

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