This is a discussion on "Hey Big Brother" - Smart Phone That IDs Someone From A Distance within the Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; "The military has a special gadget in mind. The Dept. of Defense has awarded a $3 mil contract to startup AOptix Tech to create a ...
"The military has a special gadget in mind. The Dept. of Defense has awarded a $3 mil contract to startup AOptix Tech to create a smartphone that can ID someone from a distance by scanning their face, eyes and thumbs and recording their voice. The “smart mobile identity” device will record facial features and iris or thumb features and send them to a database. The military uses an expensive dedicated device today, but the soldier has to bring it near the person’s face and thumb to scan. "
Press Release: AOptix Teams with CACI to Develop Smart Mobile Identity Devices for U.S. Department of Defense
So first the gun that marks people for later apprehension and now one that IDs people from a distance...
"I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpations” – James Madison 1788
I'm seeing a pattern now where when new technology that can be applied to warfare is developed, instead of being excited about it (yea! something that we can use against the bad guys), we now look at it with a skeptical eye (whoa! something my government can use against me).
Our perspective of the allegiance of our own government has changed.
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Did you know that when your smart/iphone is shut off - it is actually still on?
It just uses less battery and appears to be off.
And you can be location tracked or your room conversations can be listened to without you being aware of it...while your phone is off - unless the battery is physically removed?
I honestly don't know what reason anybody would have for wanting to track law abiding ordinary citizens and/or secretly listen to their conversations (sounds pretty damn boring to me) but, that function/technology already exists in your phone. Just FYI.
Oh yes, neat toys like this and more.....
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Smartphones cannot be tracked when turned off...
Smart Thieves Wise Up To Smart Phones: Turn 'Em Off To Disable Tracking: Gothamist
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Well, I hope it can identify me from looking at my azz when I bend over so they can kiss it.
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