Facial recognition tech makes it official: There is no privacy anymore

Cate Lawrence, ReadWrite, Jun 02, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This has actually been going on for a while, but now it is becoming commoditized and widespread: "electronic billboards in restaurants and shopping precincts that utilize advanced facial recognition techniques to not only provide personalized advertisements but also measure and record the consumer and their response." Of course the proprietors don't tell you that they're doing this, but sometimes their actions are exposed by accident. There's probably no stopping this. And there's no escape for students. "Today we’ve seen the use of a French education provider utilizing the tech to determine if students are paying attention during remote learning."
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