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.


Lawfare Blog on the costs and benefits of facial recognition software

Selinger and Hartzog on why Facial Recognition Is the Perfect Tool for Oppression

World Economic Forum on how smart cities fight crime and terrorism

Newsweek on how FBI uses FRT to fight crime

2016 Government Accountability Office report on Law Enforcement use of FRT

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

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