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UK Police Begin Stopping Citizens Who Avoid Facial Recognition Cameras

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From prepforthat.com

London’s Metropolitan police are stopping citizens who attempt to hide their faces from facial recognition technology at Stratford Station. Police, under siege from advocacy group backlash, put out a statement saying “anyone who declines to be scanned will not necessarily be viewed as suspicious.” But even this statement may not be true.

Campaign group Big Brother Watch says that a man who viewed facial recognition warning signs near the station used a ski mask to hide his face. Police used facial technology cameras while inside a parked police van.

“He simply pulled up the top of his jumper over the bottom of his face, put his head down and walked past,” said director Silkie Carlo.

“There was nothing suspicious about him at all … you have the right to avoid [the cameras], you have the right to cover your face. I think he was exercising his rights.”

Carlo, speaking to the Independent, said that she witnessed plainclothes police follow the man and eventually confront him. According to Carlo, the police demanded the man show his identification. The man turned over his id, but Carlo says the police remained in an “accusatory and aggressive” mode.

“The guy told them to p*** off and then they gave him the £90 public order fine for swearing,” Ms. Carlo added. “He was really angry.”

London Police Claim Facial Recognition Technology Stops Are Judgment Calls

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan police says that officers are told to “use their judgment” when citizens hide their face from recognition cameras.

 

“Officers stopped a man who was seen acting suspiciously in Romford town centre during the deployment of the live facial recognition technology,” a statement said.

“After being stopped the man became aggressive and made threats towards officers. He was issued with a penalty notice for disorder as a result.”

In other words, the man on trial for using the “F word.” The police arrested eight people on the same day by way of this technology. The crimes the people were wanted for varied.

Witnesses claim that people are commonly being pulled over for pulling up hoodies or shirts to cover their faces.

Liberty human rights group say that one man was stopped for “looking like someone” on a government watchlist. The person was misidentified.

London officials will continue to tout their successes, which are those facial recognition efforts that result in the arrest of violent criminals. Unfortunately, the exchange of privacy for more safety and security hardly results in more safety and security. Consequently, citizens will end up under a nanny state that monitors and tracks. That’s already the case in the UK and a result many in the United States hope for.

In the United States, the CIA potentially used home routers as spying devicesWalmart openly discussed spying on customers. The times, they are a changing, in case you haven’t noticed.

Author: Jim Satney

PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.

 

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https://prepforthat.com/uk-police-begin-stopping-citizens-who-avoid-facial-recognition-cameras/

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Chief executives don’t support intercepting emails – unlike Horowhenua council’s boss

 

From Stuff.co.nz

Chief executives from councils in the lower North Island see no reason for intercepting emails – a practice Horowhenua District Council’s boss uses to “protect” his staff.

In an audit report, Horowhenua council chief executive David Clapperton was shown to be intercepting emails from members of the public, Horowhenua’s mayor and councillors.

He would block emails, redirect them, or let them continue to their intended destinations, which he said was “necessary to protect my employees so they can carry out their roles safely without undue interference, inappropriate criticism and racist slurs”.

In some cases, the council did not inform people that their emails were being intercepted, according to multiple sources.

READ MORE:
Complaint made to Privacy Commissioner over Horowhenua email interception
Councillors stand by under-fire chief executive embroiled in email snooping revelations
Concerns raised about email interception at Horowhenua District Council
Editorial: Clapperton’s position is untenable
Legal questions about ‘astonishing’ email interceptions
Councillors stand by under-fire chief executive embroiled in email snooping revelations

Some emails that were sent by residents to councillors – not the council – were among those intercepted by Clapperton.

Chief executives from Manawatu and Tararua district councils, and Horizons Regional Council, said there was no reason to intercept emails at their councils.

READ MORE

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/95172391/chief-executives-dont-support-intercepting-emails–unlike-horowhenua-councils-boss