Your Face Is Ruining Your Privacy

On DNA this week, we’ve been exploring the topic of surveillance — whether by governments or large corporations, on the global level or just on the street.

One fascinating topic is that of the kind of facial recognition technology that’s being used everywhere, right now. Walk through, say, lower Manhattan or anywhere in London, and you can fully expect to have your picture taken, and maybe even your location pinged via your cell phone. (Click here to learn more about that.)

But just how easy can facial recognition technology be to implement? We spoke to expert Brian Brackeen, the founder of the startup Kairos, which developed facial recognition technology for businesses to manage employees. Check out what he had to say in our interview with him, and tweet us your thoughts using the hashtag #DNAtv.


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