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Alex Preston –
First published on Sun 3 Aug 2014 –

The Guardian – US Edition

“Google knows what you’re looking for. Facebook knows what you like. Sharing is the norm, and secrecy is out. But what is the psychological and cultural fallout from the end of privacy? We have come to the end of privacy; our private lives, as our grandparents would have recognized them, have been winnowed away to the realm of the shameful and secret. Insidiously, through small concessions that only mounted up over time, we have signed away rights and privileges that other generations fought for, undermining the very cornerstones of our personalities in the process. We have come to accept that the majority of our social, financial and even sexual interactions take place over the internet and that someone, somewhere, whether state, press or corporation, is watching.”

“New recognition software makes it possible for every person to be tracked for the rest of his or her life. It enables governments to identify their citizens and monitor their every move.”

Dr. Mark Gregory, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Quoted in Ideas and Discoveries magazine, May 2017 

Terry O'Gorman

“If someone asks me: ‘With these cameras around, do I still have privacy?’ my answer is, ‘No, you do not! And you have absolutely no control over where the information about you goes.'”

Terry O’Gorman, criminal defense attorney; president of the Australian Council for Civil Liberties, Melbourne.
Quoted in Ideas and Discoveries magazine, May 2017

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minnesota)

“Your face is a conduit to an incredible amount of information about you. And facial-recognition technology can allow others to access all that information from a distance, without your knowledge and in about as much time as it takes to snap a photo.”

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minnesota)

Quoted in Ideas and Discoveries magazine, May 2017


HART Database Sees More Than Facial Rec

“The Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology (HART) database will include multiple forms of biometrics—from face recognition to DNA, data from questionable sources, and highly personal data on innocent people. HART will include inaccurate data and will share that data with other agencies.” – Electronic Frontier Foundation