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Why I Opt Out of Facial Recognition

Fortune – Robert Hackett – “When Fortune employees moved into a new office building in Manhattan a few months ago, we had the option to sign up for facial recognition scanning. This meant we could access the premises without showing an authorized ID badge. I ruminated on the convenience for some time. Imagine: No more pausing at the turnstile. No more fumbling around in your pockets. No more accidentally forgetting your ID badge at home. Simply flash a smile at a little camera and—presto—you’re in. What a dream come true! Naturally, I declined the option…If I lose my ID badge, I can get a new one. But I have only one face.” [See also DHS wants to expand airport face recognition scans to include US citizens.]

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