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    Is web scraping ok?

    My mind just blew up.
    A secretive start-up promising the next generation of facial recognition software has compiled a database of images far bigger than anything ever constructed by the United States government: over three billion, it says. Is this technology a breakthrough for law enforcement — or the end of privacy as we know it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by firstfloor View Post
    My mind just blew up.

    The Daily podcast for Feb.10
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/11/p...ml?rref=vanity

    The Minority Report has arrived!
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    Never put anything on the internet you don't want people to see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Never put anything on the internet you don't want people to see.
    I'm not listening to an entire podcast episode so I can't say for sure what's in there (the lead-in does say it's secretive anyway) but I wouldn't be surprised if there were a lot more than voluntarily posted images at play. After all, Google Maps drives around putting pictures of everybody's house online...
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingsGambit View Post
    I'm not listening to an entire podcast episode so I can't say for sure what's in there (the lead-in does say it's secretive anyway) but I wouldn't be surprised if there were a lot more than voluntarily posted images at play. After all, Google Maps drives around putting pictures of everybody's house online...
    If they're in my neighborhood, and they're not coming to MY HOUSE, they're lost!

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    Archive.org has the whole freaking internet in it's databases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    Archive.org has the whole freaking internet in it's databases.
    No, just what its spiders have managed to crawl. It's a lot, but there's plenty missing too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    No, just what its spiders have managed to crawl. It's a lot, but there's plenty missing too.
    It was hyperbole

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    It was hyperbole
    It was pedantry

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    It was pedantry


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