Is facial recognition technology too powerful?



Facial recognition technology has prompted sharp debate. On the one hand, law enforcement groups say it can help locate missing children, solve crimes, and prevent terrorists attacks. On the other hand, critics worry it can lead to abusive government surveillance, corporate manipulation, and the end of privacy. Lou sorts out the pros and cons.

SOURCES & FURTHER READING

Lawfare Blog on the costs and benefits of facial recognition software
https://www.lawfareblog.com/facial-recognition-software-costs-and-benefits

Selinger and Hartzog on why Facial Recognition Is the Perfect Tool for Oppression
https://medium.com/s/story/facial-recognition-is-the-perfect-tool-for-oppression-bc2a08f0fe66

World Economic Forum on how smart cities fight crime and terrorism
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/06/cities-crime-data-agile-security-robert-muggah/

Newsweek on how FBI uses FRT to fight crime
https://www.newsweek.com/2016/04/29/fbi-biometrics-facial-recognition-next-generation-identification-449146.html

2016 Government Accountability Office report on Law Enforcement use of FRT
https://www.gao.gov/assets/680/677099.pdf

CREDITS
Writer: Louis Foglia
Editor: m.cho
Researcher: Page Ellerson
Supervising Producer: Allison Brown

Follow Beme on
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bemenews
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemenews
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/

source

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.