Face-scanning technology is inspiring a wave of privacy fears as the software creeps into every corner of life in the United States and Europe — at border crossings, on police vehicles and in stadiums, airports and high schools. But efforts to check its spread are hitting a wall of resistance on both sides of the Atlantic.
It’s the return of the age-old debate on security vs. privacy. Now layer in enormous profit motives by tech companies, lack of US-based legislation protecting its citizens, and a Congress that is focused on other topics, and you have a trend that increases the uncontrolled use of this technology, both for good and possibly for not-so-good.
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