Churchix, digital shepherd

John 10:14 “I am the good shepherd; I know my own sheep, and they know me.” Churchix is a facial recognition software designed to identify individuals attending an event. As the name suggests, the product markets itself largely to churches, where it could track the attendance habits of individual congregation…

CCTV facial recognition and the Hong Kong protests

August 24 marked another long day of clashes in Hong Kong between police and protestors. The nearly three-month long protests generally choose their location based on certain problematic aspects of Hong Kong’s relationship with China.  That day, the focus opposed police digital surveillance tactics, specifically the city’s installation of ‘smart…