Facial recognition is a new weapon in the hands of regimes. China is already leading on how to use this as a tool of oppression, and other countries are getting excited and slowly following China. Thankfully activists around the world are also organizing the resistance against it. Cities like San Francisco, Okland, Somerville, Massachusetts, already banned the use of facial recognition.

Sadly, for the Indians, the current regime is doubling their effort to use bio-metrics and facial recognition in every possible way. Airports like Hyderabad are using them to allow boarding to flights, and they will spread them to other cities very soon. India is also creating a national facial recognition system. Details can be found here and here

New releases for this week

Talks for the week

The L0pht video is a classic and must watch for every one of you. The second talk is a personal favorite.

If you want to discuss any of these topics, hop on to the Freenode server (IRC), and come to the #learnandteach channel.