Colo. college students were secretly used to train facial recognition

May 29, 2019 | Engadget

Researchers used over 1,700 photos of students and others without their permission for a facial recognition study sponsored by US military and intelligence services, according to the Colorado Springs Independent and Financial Times. While technically legal, it has raised questions about privacy around facial recognition tech, especially considering how the photos might end up being used. “This is essentially normalizing peeping Tom culture,” the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s David Maas told CSIndy.

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