An innocent selfie gets uploaded to Instagram and goes on a journey that’s a bit more than she bargained for…
Follow our selfie on a journey through facial recognition algorithms, the corporate and state data sharing environment, and more, oh my! All in spectacular rhyming fashion.
To learn more about real-life examples and critical data frameworks, click the links under select pages to access more resources about different aspects of the data sharing environment. You can also scroll to the bottom and browse the footnotes that share the same links.
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Oh, The Places Your Data Will Go!
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- Page 10 – Terms & Conditions
This is a link to a slideshow that talks about how we don’t get real consent because these social networks have a monopoly on digital communications.
- Page 19 – “Even places where labor laws are fewer than few”
This is an article that talks about content moderation firms in the Philippines.
- Page 21 – Faces being collected
This article talks about how companies like Face-Int collect photos of faces to build a facial recognition database.
- Page 26 – Machine sucking in faces https://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-is-selling-facial-recognition-technology-to-law-enforcement/
Article about Amazon’s Rekognition software
- Page 31 – Phone unlocking
Article about how facial recognition is becoming more prevalent in consumer products, and how they are being linked to facial recognition databases, and also just normalizing facial recognition / surveillance in general.
- Page 32 – Tagging widget
This article explains how Facebook has amassed the largest database of faces through the tagging function and why that’s bad.
- Page 34 – Ha! Caughtcha Cam!
Amazon Ring planned ‘Watch Lists’ based on Facial recognition software.
- Page 35 – ‘Confirmed’
Story about Robert Julian-Borchak Williams, who was recently wrongfully arrested based on facial recognition.
- Page 36 – Incriminating Footage
Talks about how protesters can get targeted by law enforcement through facial recognition technology, references Baltimore’s use of facial recognition tech during Freddie Gray riots to target protesters.
- Page 39 – People in line
About how facial recognition is racist and disproportionately harms Black people.
- Page 52 – San Francisco, Oakland, Somerville
Talks about facial recognition bans.
- Page 54 – LASER being dismantled
Atlantic profile on Stop LAPD Spying Coalitions’s fight against predictive policing and how they dismantled LAPD’s Operation LASER.
- Page 57 – Scissor cutting ties
Article talking about Amazon employees fighting to cut ties with ICE.