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The NSA's Voice Recognition Technology Is Way More Advanced Than We Thought

The NSA's Voice Recognition Technology Is Way More Advanced Than We Thought
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7 months ago

The Intercept published an article this week based the Snowden Archive reporting on just how advanced the National Security Agency's voice-recognition software has gotten. The answer? Nightmarishly, Black-Mirroresquely advanced. 

"The NSA has developed technology not just to record and transcribe private conversations but to automatically identify the speakers."

Putting it in pop culture terms:

Yeah. Let's back that thread up a bit for context:

Oy. And there's one more uncomfortable notion:

The technology has actually been in use for a bit, so far specifically to track down high-profile enemies of the state:

But when this kind of conversation must be had, the point has to be made - all it takes for this kind of tech to be applied to American citizens is for our leadership to assume an increasingly common blend of lazy and vengeful. 

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