Someone I know texted a picture of my distorted face. I don't know why using FaceApp has become such a tantalizing past time: it went viral recently.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnkoetsi … fff0d762f1
I consider this endeavor harmful to the psyche. Our facial features are unique, precious and deeply tied to our souls. When I saw what this person sent to me, with no explanation, I was devastated!
(This person is my son-in-law and I thought it was VERY disrespectful.)
I have met others who felt the same. I don't think the results of using this app should be spread around. Its okay to rearrange one's own face out of curiosity but not others.
I agree with you. But even more dangerous than that (to the user) I heard Michael Smerconish say this morning that the app is Russian created and owned and he asked "how much privacy is the user giving up to the Russians." He was laughing and showing off his newly created face on TV. He said that he hadn't given up any privacy to the Russians because his broadcast assistant had taken a photo of him and run it through the app. He said she would be the one taking the risk.
DO THE USERS KNOW THAT THIS APP IS RUSSIAN CREATED AND OWNED?
I agree that this trend and trends like it are disturbing. If you asked the same percentage of people to store their data in a facial recognition app, there would be an uproar. If you asked nearly every person to carry a tracking device, there would be an uproar. Yet, we are in love with our mobile phones. All this data is a modern gold mine and the general public should get wise to its value. And as you said, there should be boundaries and people shouldn't use you facial data without your permission!
"Sailkat Chakrabarti became the Sanders campaign's Director of Organizing Technology and was part of the effort that created technology for grassroots supporters to collaborate on organizing events The software helped volunteers find other volunteers who lived nearby and helped coordinate "millions" of volunteers to call into battleground states, multiplying the effort of local volunteers and staff. Chakrabarti's technological edge is credited with being "a major component in the success of Sanders’ presidential run."
In the Sanders campaign Chakrabarti worked closely with Alexandra Rojas and Corbin Trent to stage campaign events around the country. Charkrabarti told Rolling Stone that he often heard voters express strong concerns about Congress: "people would say, ‘How’s he going to get anything done? We just saw what Congress did to Obama for the last eight years, they’re gonna do the same thing to Bernie.'" As a result, in the spring of 2016, Chakrabarti (together with Rojas and Trent) co-founded the Brand New Congress political action committee, to recruit 400 new candidates for Congress. Chakrabarti told Rachel Maddow in 2016, the goal was to have unified fundraising of small donors modeled on the Sanders campaign in hopes of politicians who work for their voters rather than spend their time seeking donations. The group received many applications and supported 12 candidates, of whom only Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won a seat in Congress.
In early 2017, after Trump's election, Chakrabarti, Rojas, and Trent became less involved with Brand New Congress, and became co-founders of the Justice Democrats. As an executive director of Justice Democrats, Chakrabarti wrote software to organize in a "distributed fashion".[ Justice Democrats targeted an entrenched "corporate Democrat" in Joe Crowley. Hearing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's dynamic speaking ability sealed the deal to make her the challenger the group would support. Activist strategies mobilized by Justice Democrats contributed greatly to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's primary win, according to The Intercept.
'From day one, these volunteers started knocking doors and reaching into their own networks to expand this volunteer army, allowing us to go into election day with over a thousand volunteers willing to mobilize voters. We buttressed door-knocking with a heavy digital, phone calling, and texting strategy that targeted progressive voters in five different languages. Through this, we built a multiracial, progressive coalition of voters who had been hearing our message for a year and were excited to turn out to vote on June 26.'" Wikipedia
As far as I am concerned technology/computers have thrown a monkey wrench into human life on earth.
I suppose at some point God will impose another reset upon earth to get us back on track.
Sooner the better in my opinion. I wonder how long we must endure this technology nuisance.
The Great Hack - free to view on Netflix makes interesting viewing.
Grass roots? ... with such technological assistance?
Or are (some?) Muslims out to do us in.
despite our acceptance and tolerance of the "good ones"
... and if they're so good why don't they do something about the bad ones?
Sailkat Chakrabarti's father is Muslim.
I've been waiting my entire life for good Christians to do something about the bad ones.
Must be a problem with all religions.
The fact that we are Judaeo Christian nation has given us great success and happiness.
Should we call you pink? Or, are you just talking to yourself?
Leave Pink alone. I am a huge fan, especially for her cover of Me & Bobby McGee.
Ha! You did it again! Now I will be listening to Pink for the next hour or so. She is so damn talented!
Seriously, I am listening to one of her new songs with Nate Ruess now. You are a Pink fan, aren't you?
Wait, even if you aren't,k lie to me. I could never talk to you again if you don't like Pink.
Yes, I love Pink, both the color and the artist.
Okay Ms. It's been twenty minutes, and here is where you put me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHrsqTKoHfw
Take a break and enjoy the link. With earbuds, if you have them.
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