WASHINGTON, DC – It’s no secret that the National Security Agency is keeping tabs on the American public. Edward Snowden made sure we knew of that. But now it’s gotten a whole lot more personal.
New software that the N.S.A. is using allows the agency to intercept millions of images per day, including about 55,000 facial recognition images from emails, texts, social media and video conferences.
Facial recognition is a computer based system that automatically identifies a person based on a digital image or a video. It’s powerful technology but, seems a little imposing.
The N.S.A. says they’re here to protect the American public, aiming to counteract the efforts of valid foreign intelligence targets that disguise themselves or conceal plans to harm the United States.
Let’s just hope that more good than evil is done with this technology.