Using Facial Recognition Software

Using Facial Recognition Software

What you should know about facial recognition software that links your name and photo and stores them in a database for Facebook friends and the police.

Some say it’s the law enforcement tool of the future. Others say it’s a threat to free speech and freedom of assembly. Software can now link your name to photos of your face and allow them to be accessed by Facebook friends, police and even the Department of Defense –- without your knowledge. We explore privacy concerns over the boom in facial recognition technology.

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