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Australia Needs To Confirm Porn Users By Scanning Their Faces

Australia has presented another in a sequence of crazy efforts to control the web. Now, the government needs to do facial scans to verify a consumer’s age before they can gamble or watch porn online, as per the media. Next, the government might confirm the consumer’s identity employing a different proposed scheme dubbed as the “Face Verification Service.”

“Home Affairs is designing a Face Verification Service that matches an individual’s image against pictures employed on one of their proof of identity papers to assist confirm their identity,” the Home Affairs organization claimed to the media. “This can help in age confirmation, for instance by stopping a minor from employing driver license of their parent to avoid age verification controls.”

You would think online porn might be the least of concern by a government, specifically considering the complete failure of the UK to ban it. Australia is obliged to face many of the same problems, comprising the technical challenge of banning anything on the web in era of VPNs. There is also the thorny privacy problem of having to fundamentally make a database of porn watchers.

To implement the planned law, Australia might employ a new facial recognition tech that can be used by government agencies, banks, other companies, and ISPs. That alone might be a privacy disaster, making a tempting target for attackers.

On a related note, earlier the US just scored a major coup against misdeeds on the dark web. International partners and federal agents have shut down Welcome To Video, thought to be the biggest child pornography site on darknet till now on the basis of its sheer amount of content. Law enforcement has confiscated a server from South Korea for WTV that held more than 8TB of disturbing content, comprising over 250,000 clips.

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