May 17, 2016
Police departments and retail stores embrace it, privacy activists decry it: Facial recognition technology is increasingly able to track peoples’ movements and patterns of behavior.
Yet one technology can thwart another — Japan’s Nissey Corp will soon introduce a “privacy visor,” designed to scramble the facial recognition software. Even so, a security consultant observed that “digital data is like a tattoo, it’s difficult to erase.”
“Facial surveillance” may offer one benefit, according to socionomists. In December 2013 we published a study showing that facial expressions reflect social mood. This idea carries enormous implications.
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