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funfly
12th Oct 2018, 16:00
Just reading (in WIRED) about shops in China using facial recognition to identify customers and getting a profile from social media so that when the staff go to them they know all about them.
This sort of thing seems to happen quicker that we can imagine, the report goes on to detail some of the progress (?) being made in this profile sector.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!
12th Oct 2018, 17:17
Simply one more reason to avoid social media

(which I do)

gemma10
12th Oct 2018, 17:19
Probably happen here in due course when we get 5G.

Gertrude the Wombat
12th Oct 2018, 17:38
The old fashioned ways still work, eg the Old School Tie. I walked into the RAF club last night, was approached by a guy holding the clipboard with my name on it, "you know where you're going sir?". 'Cos I was going to a school dinner and he recognised the tie, I reckon. I have seen other punters not so easily identifiable get a rather slower passage through security there.

SpringHeeledJack
12th Oct 2018, 19:41
From an efficiency POV it makes perfect sense, you know a superficial profile about the potential customer to better serve their needs. However, from a personal privacy POV it's a horrible violation, even if those social profiles were voluntarily given. It's heading towards.....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bXJ_obaiYQ&frags=pl%2Cwn

funfly
12th Oct 2018, 22:18
Might be difficult with lady shoppers in Dubai :eek:

TWT
12th Oct 2018, 23:22
What's the betting that they load your mugshot into their database at the airport too ?

https://www.cnet.com/news/chinese-police-wear-facial-recognition-surveillance-glasses/

UniFoxOs
13th Oct 2018, 09:05
So put yourself on Farcebook with a joke name (Mike Hunt, Ivor Biggun etc) and see how often they shout your name out as you go into a shop.

TWT
13th Oct 2018, 09:21
a joke name (Mike Hunt, Ivor Biggun etc)

I have a vewy gweat fwend in Wome called Ivor Biggun !

Bee Rexit
13th Oct 2018, 10:10
Simply one more reason to avoid social media

(which I do)
Clearly not.

Barksdale Boy
13th Oct 2018, 10:24
There was a weatherman on Anglia TV about 50 years ago called Mike Hunt. "And now for the weather, so over to ......."

radar101
13th Oct 2018, 15:23
1970 in the bar at Royal Holloway have you seen Mike ....

Pontius Navigator
13th Oct 2018, 16:20
There was a weatherman on Anglia TV about 50 years ago called Mike Hunt. "And now for the weather, so over to ......."
Reminds me of a hotel in Georgetown Penang where a young lady used to light cigarettes (I am told:))

VP959
13th Oct 2018, 16:38
Reminds me of a hotel in Georgetown Penang where a young lady used to light cigarettes (I am told:))

or shoot ping pong balls...

gemma10
13th Oct 2018, 19:34
or shoot ping pong balls...

I think Sticky Vicky still does that in Benidorm

El Grifo
13th Oct 2018, 19:41
Long retired, but superseded by her daughter one is led to believe !
El G.

TWT
13th Oct 2018, 19:42
Ping pong balls ? Go to BKK and see them shooting darts at a corkboard. :}

Fareastdriver
13th Oct 2018, 19:59
I don't know why PRRuNers are getting worried about the Chinese police using facial recognition. We are quite safe------All foreigners look the same to the Chinese.

SpringHeeledJack
13th Oct 2018, 20:03
I think Sticky Vicky still does that in Benidorm

I have it on good authority that both Sticky Vicky and her daughter have retired.