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AU10TIX uses algorithms, vast databases, and facial recognition technology, raising privacy concerns

AU10TX uses the type of facial recognition technology developed by the IDF's SIGNT Unit 8200.  The latter devises some of the most advanced surveillance technology in the world. It is used largely against the Palestinian population to spy on them and identify individuals who may be blackmailed into serving as informants  for the Israeli Shin Bet.  Such individuals, for example, have been tasked with providing crucial intelligence permitting Israel to assassinate Palestinian resistance leaders.  Such technology causes fear and mistrust amongst Palestinians, turning them against each other and destroying the cohesion of their society.

Companies like NSO Group, Circles, Candiru, Cellebrite, and AUTO10TIX are products of the Israeli surveillance state.  Many of them not only target and assault Palestinians: their products are exported to repressive and genocidal states, where they are used to arrest, imprison and even murder human rights activists, lawyers, and journalists.  Often, as in AU10TIX's case, they highlight their role in taking down drug kingpins and preventing terrorism; while also claiming they adhere to the highest ethical standards. But when companies use these tools, even for what they determine is a legitimate purpose, they are buying into the technology and ideology which created them.

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Aug 19th, 2023 at 09:30:44 PM EST
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