Police could soon deploy a new form of facial recognition that would make it easier to track down criminals and missing people. But the power of “real-time” facial recognition is also raising fears that it could be misused to monitor immigrants or political protesters.
Those concerns are not only coming from privacy and civil rights advocates, but increasingly from tech firms themselves. “It’s not too late for someone to take a stand and keep this from happening,” said Brian Brackeen, the CEO of the facial recognition firm Kairos, who wants tech companies to join him in keeping the technology out of law enforcement’s hands.
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