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Report: half of US adults are in facial recognition databases used by police




Privacy campaigner Adam Harvey ran CV Dazzle workshops. explaining the algorithms that make up different face recognition systems in popular software he demonstrated how to change your appearance to confuse facial recognition and surveillance systems.
Privacy campaigner Adam Harvey ran CV Dazzle workshops. explaining the algorithms that make up different face recognition systems in popular software he demonstrated how to change your appearance to confuse facial recognition and surveillance systems.
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A new report finds images of more than half of adults living in the US are stored in a series of police facial recognition databases, in many cases without any prior contact with police.

That's according to a new report that raising concerns and inconsistencies about privacy.

A Martinez spoke with Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of Georgetown Law's Center on Privacy and Technology, who authored the report. 

Click the blue audio player to hear the full interview.