Social Mood Conference  |  Socionomics Foundation

July 24, 2018

Activists, Artists, Companies and Coders are sounding alarms about the use of facial recognition technologies in schools. Objections to the technology range from privacy issues to racial discrimination to efficacy.

Employees at Microsoft and Google “revolted” over their company’s collaborations with governments on facial recognition and other efforts to gather big data. A recent report from ProPublica found health insurers are “vacuuming” personal details from data brokers to predict health costs. An Education Week article details how tech companies are showcasing their facial recognition tools to the education market, from day-care centers to universities.

The battle between big brother technologies and anti-authoritarians continues.


 

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