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September 25, 2017

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Facial Recognition: From the NSA to Facebook to Las Vegas


Sam Morris

Eddin Alvarado uses a machine featuring facial recognition technology during an event at UNLV hosted by the National Automatic Merchandising Association to show off vending machines Tuesday, April 24, 2012.

The NSA, the New York Times reports, is harvesting people’s images, millions of them per day. It's using them, we are told, to search for terrorists and other intelligence targets.

If the targets are U.S. citizens, the NSA must obtain court approval.

Facial recognition technology has taken our present national Gordian knot of privacy and security concerns through a circuitous path.

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