Germany to roll out mass holding centres for asylum seekers, using voice recognition software

via The Guardian “Germany to roll out mass holding centres for asylum seekers

“It is like a prison,” said Lucky Raphael, 24, from Nigeria, who said inmates were not allowed to lock their rooms, cook their own food, or go outside to seek work or attend school

this tidbit: “Bavarian authorities hope to speed up the checking process with technology. They analyse metadata on smartphones and run speech samples through a “voice geometry” programme to determine the travel route and ethnic background of applicants.

related to the coloniality of the algorithm in regards to flawed applications that hold power over people’s livability. In 2017 experts already raised the alarm about the issues surrounding these applications.

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