No, we’re not talking about a Black Mirror episode.
Privacy vs. security. Tech companies and governments are seesawing between prioritizing public privacy or public security with new facial recognition technology.
Is it tech-evil? Are you worried? Lots of people are.
- Portland, Maine’s city council plans to discuss an all-out ban over the technology’s potential civil rights violations Monday.
- Protestors in Hong Kong were spotted sawing down facial recognition towers to protect their identities.
How Does it Affect My Wallet?
Fear detected *beep*. Tech giants like Amazon and Microsoft made public claims that they’re putting privacy first.
- Amazon shareholders have expressed displeasure about Amazon selling fear-detecting technology to police.
Lie detected *beep*. Tech giants are stressing the importance of privacy, but aren’t supporting any bans of the technology.
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