Racism Technology

Facial recognition technology can be seen in the future or perhaps harmful. But we are now living in a time when face recognition and other forms of biometric monitoring are disrupting our daily lives. These technologies threaten our privacy and our right to freedom of expression, and are used by the police and immigration authorities as another dangerous system for blacks and whites. The worm tech companies are the ones that make these violations profitable and they are the ones who grow and sell face recognition to government agencies. And it is our communities – especially the colored ones – that are facing the harmful effects.

The good news is that there is a national movement in the face of growing awareness. Recently, the Coalition of Basic Organizations from across the country called for immediate action to end the dangerous face-to-face detection of the government. Here in Washington State, we know how big companies like Amazon, Microsoft and Planner are, and how technology companies are collaborating with immigration and law enforcement agencies to build large-scale spying tools that burn and burn racist systems that harm refugees and the United States. Citizens.

Face recognition technology has been used since its inception. The police department is responsible for the wrongful arrests of black people, the targeting and monitoring of refugee families by ICE and CBP, and the FBI. The first amendment was used to track black activists who exercised their right to freedom. It expands the power of the government to monitor our face-to-face activities and people based on race, religion, political affiliation or speech – and when this racist technology is at stake, black and brown people are the most vulnerable. Racist systems.

Our legal and immigration systems are based on the racist history of this country, including slavery, and were created to maintain white supremacy. That is why they are often marginalized – people of color, immigrants, the poor, the disabled, women and transgender people – who experience systemic violence and cruelty. The face recognition technology created by the most powerful people in the society exacerbates this legacy of government-sanctioned violence. We are seeing this variable in action.

Robert Williams, a black man arrested in front of his family in front of his family, has been wrongly arrested by police in Detroit. When used on people of color, a face-to-face false record makes us more likely to be targeted, captured or captured. But even if this technology is perfect, it still hurts the color community by facilitating racist regimes.

The Department of Homeland Security and its sub-agencies, the ICC and the CCP. They have committed horrendous acts in the past. By identifying the whereabouts of refugees across the country, they become unprecedented signs of imprisonment and displacement. In 2017, for example, DHS, ICS, and the Department of Health and Human Services launched a campaign to target, monitor, search, and capture 400 unaccompanied refugee family members and caregivers. Face recognition only expands agencies like IC to target and disperse colored communities across the country.

Congress begins to respond. Last month, Sens Edward Marke and Jeff Merkeley and their representatives, Pramila Jiapal and Ayana Presley, re-introduced the Face Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act in response to the threat posed by this dangerous spy technology. The draft law continues to impose sanctions on fundamentalist groups across the country. King County, Washington became the latest authority to ban facial recognition after a unanimous vote by the county council. Big tech companies – most recently Amazon – have also promised to stop selling face recognition to law enforcement. These victories are not accidental. They are the result of years of local organization and mobilization of affected communities.

Excerpt: ‘How facial recognition develops racist police and immigration systems – and why Congress should act now’



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