Facial Recognition Technology Is Raising Serious Issues

By Andy Gordon A reader, Eton, asks, “Do you have any recommendations on facial recognition startups, or thoughts on them?”
I usually save questions like this for our Mailbag. But this is such a big and basic issue, I didn’t want to wait.
Facial recognition technology is spreading like wildfire. I first started to use it when my Google Photos app made it available a couple of years ago. It makes searching for people in your photo albums quick and easy. Apple uses facial recognition to enable users to unlock their smartphones. Banks employ it to verify transactions. And supermarkets use it to try to …read more