Bitcoin’s Bull Run in 2015-2017 is Very Similar to What We’re Seeing Now, Analyst Opines

14m
zycrypto

Week of Crypto-Regulations: Governments in the US, China and India Take Heed

30m
coingape

Financial Analyst: Bitcoin Futures Are A Great Buy At $8,500

42m
bitcoinist

Despite Being “For Everyone,” Those Banned from Facebook Likely Can’t Use Libra

1h
beincrypto

Bitcoin Price (BTC) Signaling Bullish Continuation To $11K

1h
cryptonewmedia

Can Facebook’s Libra Be Used For Illicit Transactions?

1h
bitcoinwarrior

NYDAX: Seeking to Disrupt Wall Street and Pave the Way to Digitized Securities

1h
bitcoinwarrior

CGC Kyiv 2019, the largest blockchain gaming conference announced on Oct 10-11 – 1500 delegates from 50 countries, 100 speakers, VR, AR, hackathon

2h
block

Blockchain Life 2019

2h
block

The Future of Automation in UX and Design System Ecosystems with Jiří Třečák (Supernova) at TCE2019 Prague

2h
block

Bitso Get License to Operate XRP-based xRapid Transactions in Mexico

2h
thebitcoinnews

This Week in Cryptocurrency: July 19th, 2019

2h
thebitcoinnews

Zcash Forks Into New Blockchain Network Ycash

2h
thebitcoinnews

550 Bitcoins Locked in Ethereum-based Tokens Called WBTC

2h
thebitcoinnews

Libra Does Not Qualify as a Crypto, the World Doesn’t Need it: BlackRock CEO

2h
thebitcoinnews

Hayek’s 1984: Rediscovered Footage Shows Austrian Economist Predicting Bitcoin

2h
thebitcoinnews

7 Unorthodox Ways to Mine Bitcoin

2h
thebitcoinnews

Bitcoin Cash Milestones: Delivered Code, Upgrades and Platform Development

2h
thebitcoinnews

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Not Banned in India, Government Official Confirms

2h
coingape

Ex-Microsoft Engineer Charged with Mail Fraud After Stealing Millions in Digital Currency

4h
beincrypto

Interview: Ethereum development suite Truffle CEO on the future of dApps, regulation, and Libra

4h
cryptoslate

Sally Ho’s Technical Analysis 20 July 2019

5h
cryptonewmedia

Sally Ho's Technical Analysis 20 July 2019

5h
cryptodaily

KPGM to Work With Microsoft, Tomia and R3 on Blockchain Telecom Solutions

5h
cointelegraph

Bitcoin Legally Recognized in China, Is this Why BTC is Rising? |

6h
cryptonewmedia


San Francisco’s Ban on Facial Recognition is a Victory for Personal Privacy Advocates

San Francisco has set the record as the first US state to ban the use of facial recognition technology. Per a report on Engadget, May 14, 2019, the state made the decision in order to protect residents from the government’s constant surveillance. With the pressure on regulators and government agencies on the cryptocurrency sector to remove its privacy feature, this might be a welcome development for the emerging market.

On May 14, 2019, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted in favor of a bill that prohibited government agencies including the police from using facial recognition technology. Supervisor Aaron Peskin first introduced The Stop Secret Surveillance Ordinance Bill, which other supervisors voted eight – one.

Although law enforcement agencies have used facial recognition technology to identify suspects, critics stated that the government was beginning to abuse its use. Aaron Peskin said that the ban would racial injustice and ensure that citizens can move around freely without the government monitoring their every step.

Furthermore, the supervisor opined:

“This is really about saying: ‘We can have security without being a security state. We can have good policing without being a police state.’ And part of that is building trust with the community based on good community information, not on Big Brother technology.”

Following the move by San Francisco, other states are also considering carrying out similar actions. Capitol Hill introduced a bill back in April that would prohibit users who use face recognition for commercial purposes from assembling and sharing data of consumers without their consent.

Also, Massachusetts would introduce a bill that would place a moratorium on face recognition and other biometric surveillance systems.

This recent development, however, does not sit well companies who sell facial recognition technology. Some other critics criticize San Francisco’s action, saying that it is impossible to have privacy in a public place.

Cryptocurrency and blockchain’s core emphasis on privacy has been a major threat to mainstream institutions and government bodies. Due to this particular feature, regulators, government bodies, and critics alike see the virtual currency sector as a viable tool for terrorists’ attack and money laundering.

The decision coming out of San Francisco, however, serves as a small victory for the privacy-centered digital currency companies willing to operate in the state.

In January 2019, Google Play asked Samourai Wallet to remove the following features – Stealth Mode, SIM Switch defense, and remote SMS Commands from their private bitcoin wallet before the company could perform an upgrade on the platform. To protect users, Samourai Wallet made the previous version available through a direct APK download on GitHub.

As reported by BTCManager in March 2019, the Chinese government was seeking to use blockchain technology to keep permanent records of its citizens. Also, the government national cryptocurrency, when adopted, would completely control the life of every Chinese citizen.

Like BTCMANAGER? Send us a tip!

Our Bitcoin Address: 3AbQrAyRsdM5NX5BQh8qWYePEpGjCYLCy4

Regarding any copyrights issue, please contact us:content@hashbee.com.

0 comments