Germany: Facial recognition technology sparks anti-surveillance protest at Berlin station

Dozens protested in front of Berlin’s Sudkreuz train station, Tuesday, as German authorities started testing a new face recognition software inside the station. Protesters wore masks and held banners denouncing state surveillance for being ineffective and for restricting civil rights. «The more complicated the software, the more difficult it gets for those processing the information to... Еще understand why the software has chosen a target,» said activist Rainer Hammerschmidt. The test is being conducted by Germany’s federal police and will run for six months, with 300 volunteers to date. The goal is to spot dangerous individuals in order to prevent crimes before they happen.

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