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This Site Published Every Face From Parler’s Capitol Riot Videos

Hackers exploited a bug in Parler to download all of the right-wing social media platform’s contents. Now a website called Faces of the Riot appeared online, showing nothing but a vast grid of more than 6,000 images of faces, each one tagged only with a string of characters associated with the Parler video in which it appeared.

Aside from the clear privacy concerns it raises, Faces of the Riot’s indiscriminate posting of faces doesn’t distinguish between lawbreakers—who trampled barriers, broke into the Capitol building, and trespassed in legislative chambers—and people who merely attended the protests outside.

Faces of the Riot demonstrates just how accessible facial recognition technologies have become.

Source: This Site Published Every Face From Parler’s Capitol Riot Videos | WIRED

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