Facial recognition

How did this patent pass legislation?

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I saw this image above around the internet and I thought it was very interesting. The patent doesn’t mention FBI or CIA directly but it does have an interesting graphic I came across in figure 2. Look specifically at line 206 “distribute or block privacy protected image.” You see the product is distributed to client 102_2 AND client 102_n, suggesting it is likely being distributed to a third party and in fact not a 1:1 relationship. 

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The following image is from the same patent. I take special interest in the 2nd sentence, “Large numbers of individuals are in a position to take and distribute images of another individual without the consent of the photographer or videoed individuals.”

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So because it distributes “without consent,” does that mean this patent holder ignores some or all of the privacy settings? How did this pass any legislation, it is as if nobody even checked it for loopholes. I definetely plan to look into other patents and the patent market as a whole in the future. Until next time....