On December 4, the Associated Press reported that the Department of Homeland Security plans to extend facial recognition checks to all travelers entering and leaving the United States, including U.S. citizens. Goose, this is not to spell technology, but to impose more stringent scrutiny on all U.S. immigrants. At the same time, the move will also be part of the national security system to track travelers entering and leaving the United States.
Notably, the new rules, which will also combat the falsification of U.S. travel documents and help identify criminals and suspected terrorists, will also target restrictions on long stays for illegal immigrants, with a proposed rule expected to be issued in July next year, without giving further details. But there has been a lot of opposition.
Jay Stanley, a senior policy analyst at the American Civil Liberties Union, blasted the idea in a written statement on December 2.
“Travelers, including U.S. citizens, should not be subjected to invasive biometric scans simply to exercise their constitutional right to travel,” he said. “
Netizens have also expressed their views on the new rules:
“Billions of federal funds are used to buy a full facial recognition system that has not been developed, and it’s a luxury!” “
“The U.S. government says every day that it’s an invasion of privacy here, and it’s not the same thing about privacy that goes to the U.S. itself. “
“This time it’s a face-taking, and next time we’re going to hand over the DNA samples ??? “
But what is more interesting is what is the plan to look into?
According to the plan, the focus is mainly on the following three aspects, one is biometrics, the other is written review, and the third is to strengthen the interview.
The simple understanding of biometrics is to look at faces, including facial recognition, fingerprinting and photographs of all citizens.
A written review is to look at the material and ask the incoming to provide more texting and passwords for their social media accounts.
Another way to step up the interview is to look at motivation. Customs officials will not release any inappropriate remarks in their conversations with you, or if they cannot determine whether you are in danger to the United States, or if the information has not been verified.
In this way, English is not good or not to go to the United States, otherwise in case of grammatical errors, you may never come back.
In fact, long before the proposed new rules, U.S. border checks had been partially applied and used in facial recognition technology.
Within the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has tried to collect photos and fingerprints of passengers as a means of strengthening security, but an internal audit of the program has identified technical and operational problems.
CBP said in June that it had used facial recognition technology at airports and borders to treat more than 19 million passengers, but had identified only more than 100 “impostors” whose identities did not match the documents.
Goose, this does not prove that facial recognition is completely safe.
Academic studies have shown that the error rate of facial recognition algorithms varies depending on race or gender, which means that some groups may be subject to more scrutiny than others. Because the establishment of facial recognition technology requires more conditions, including database, involving biology, physiology, psychology, cognitive science, image graphics, pattern recognition and other fields, database is only one of the levels. People often don’t know that their pictures are already in the data set. Although there is no name in the photo, everyone can be recognized because each face is unique.
In the absence of regulation of data sets, people’s portraits may be used in ethical lying technologies, and even these photos can be misused.
In February, more than 2.5 million people’s core data was accessed and 6.8 million records were compromised after a data breach was confirmed by a Shenzhen-looking company.
In August this year, the emerging entertainment face-changing software “ZAO” (a product of the stranger company) rushed to the micro-blogging hot search overnight, just a day was off the shelves.
Not long ago reported that 8 yuan 30,000 face information was sold, and even more, some people sell these people face information to the government for profit, in the interests of the face more and more worthless.
From AI video surveillance into the classroom, “ZAO” APP face change to “face recognition first case”, face recognition caused by the anxiety is gradually deepening.