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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she checked to see if pigs could fly, after they found a rare moment of common ground with house Republicans on Wednesday on the protection of the Americans of the monitoring.
During a house Oversight Committee hearing, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle is the need for legislation to regulate the increasingly widespread use of facial-recognition-expressed to keep track of software, the members of the public.
“Check the sky for flying 🐽 bc Rep., much of the freedom Caucus & I are in agreement on the prevention of total surveillance of Americans, without their knowledge,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter after the hearing. “Whether it is you wrote to Amazon, or Gov, no one should be persecuted w/o consent or a warrant”,.
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Both law enforcement agencies and private companies have the technology to identify faces of people in public and private settings. Amazon “Rekognition” software has been aggressively marketed to law enforcement groups, including the FBI and the Orlando Police Department, BuzzFeed News reported.
U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N. C., Chairman of the Freedom Caucus, described face detection as a “sweet spot”, that brings together Progressive and conservative.”
“If you have a heterogeneous group in this Committee, as diverse as they are, perhaps, the meadows on the polar ends, I’m here to tell you that we are serious about this, and let us be together and work on the legislation, and it is the time, now, before it gets out of control,” said at the hearing.
“If you have a heterogeneous group in this Committee, as diverse as you might, the polar ends, I’m here to tell you that we are serious about this, and let us be together and work on the legislation, and it is the time, now, before it gets out of control.”
— U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N. C.
The legislator argued that the Americans’ are civil liberties in danger, such as inaccuracies in the technique and this was the suspect and disproportionately target minorities. Republicans and Democrats agree that Congress must increase the draft of the new legislation, the supervision, and further regulate organizations that use the new technology.
“If the government wrote the monitoring of attacks of civil liberties, Congress must step in and defend the Americans,” U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, one of the co-founder of the Freedom Caucus, on Twitter. He’s a video of themselves Neema Singh Guliani, senior legislative counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union at the hearing.
“Our concerns about privacy are not just theoretical. We have seen it!”, he wrote.
All five of America’s top tech companies-Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsoft to develop its own face-recognition platforms, BuzzFeed News reported. Amazon Board voted to block this week are two proposals from shareholders, which wanted to curb the sale of its facial recognition technology to law enforcement and the implementation of a study on how the tech a person could violate the right to privacy, according to Reuters.
“We have never seen before something like this technology,” Giuliani said in her statement on Wednesday. “The US supposedly has over 50 million surveillance cameras. This, combined with the face recognition threatens to create an almost constant state of surveillance.”
“We have never seen anything like this technology. The US supposedly has over 50 million surveillance cameras. This, combined with the face recognition threatens to create an almost constant state of surveillance.”
— Neema Singh Guliani, senior legislative counsel, American Civil Liberties Union
“It is urgent that Congress act now,” she said.
“I’ve just received word that the shareholders are not at the end, they passed a ban on the sale of Rekognition,” Rep. Jimmy Gomez, D-Calif., said at the hearing. “That just means that it’s more important that Congress acts.”
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“We think that it is important for Congress to exercise oversight of this important issue and continues to support the creation of a national legislative framework for face recognition,” Amazon, according to the Hill.