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There are several comments on here regarding false positives (which are a valid concern) and the question rules out a rouge officer mis-using the technology for personal reasons, but even if the technology is perfect there are other avenues of abuse. Perfect facial recognition for example could be used to identify participants of political rallies and used ...


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They do have reservations: WhatsApp does still provide end-to-end encryption, which ensures that a message is turned into a secret message by its original sender, and decoded only by its final recipient. We take no issue with the way this encryption is performed. In fact, we hope that the encryption protocol WhatsApp uses, the Signal Protocol, becomes ...


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Simply contacting both companies to register your concerns is a first step. Secondly, there are likely personal data protection laws/regulations that cover either company that you can reference and appeal to if you are not satisfied with the responses from the companies. You can't force anyone to do anything to change how they process information. You can ...


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A couple of months ago I was searching google for the same questions, and I found that someone is providing the list of expired domains where free google legacy accounts are still active. https://www.fiverr.com/share/DAPPA I ordered that service and received a list of available domain names. All login pages for those domains were active but no login info ...


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I believe false negatives are a major concern. Even with 0.1% false negative ratio, it means hundreds of thousands of people would be miscategorized as suspect on the US alone. Facial Recognition (and all AI tools usually sold together) are far, far from perfect. Coupled with data correlation (that can be flawed too) and incorrect understanding of the tools,...


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Who guarantees that facial recognition works fine? What would happen on a false positive? Imagine the provider of the facial recognition software would guarantee that their system is 99.99% accurate. That sounds decent enough, right? For the entire US population, this would mean roughly 32.000 people who would be accused wrongly. Of course, real-life face ...


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Yes, you give someone a unique timestamp, and then that URL can be tracked with the timestamp like an ID value. But you would have to be able to track URLs, too.


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Zip code is explicitly considered a HIPAA / Safe Harbor identifier (any geographic division smaler than a state / province is PII by HIPAA standards). First three digits of Zip code are usually safe. From https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/privacy/special-topics/de-identification/index.html: B) All geographic subdivisions smaller than a state, ...


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When you are installing one such app, it should show you an EULA explicitly saying that what they are going to share, with whom, etc. Specially if you are in Europe and the treatment of your PI is subject to GDPR. The main problem as I recall it is that developers themselves were not even aware of what was being shared by using the Facebook SDK. So it wasn'...


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On the face of it, F-Droid does not permit FB SDK: https://forum.f-droid.org/t/should-facebook-sdk-be-permittet-in-apps-on-f-droid/3349: Its an easy answer: the license is non-free because it puts restrictions on how you can use the software “for use in connection with the web services and APIs provided by Facebook.” “open source” is not good enough, F-...


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Sure. @VipulNair is right. There is a lot of such software. Regarding "to make voice recognition impossible?": It depends on the quality of the voice changer and the quality of the voice recognition software. The simple voice recognition software calculates a few statistical patterns and is easy to foul.


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While it's possible for a particular implementation to do something different, in every XMPP server I've looked at: Messages are NOT end-to-end encrypted. Messages are stored on the server in clear text. Messages are mapped to both sender and recipient. Messages are generally stored permanently on disk, subject to only local house keeping cleanup. XMPP ...


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