Poll: Are You Creeped Out by Facial Recognition?

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How concerned are you about the privacy implications of facial recognition? Weigh in with our poll.

Several news incidents this week regarding facial recognition and biometrics have sparked discussions in the security space over privacy concerns and issues around consent.

First, a JetBlue passenger made headlines in a now-viral Twitter exchange with the airline, about the facial-recognition cameras used at its gates during the boarding process. The EU last week also approved a massive biometrics database that combines data from law enforcement, border patrol and more to identify both EU and non-EU citizens.

Biometrics certain has advantages – including more efficient and faster identification –  but the spike in real-world facial-recognition applications are causing privacy experts to call out security issues around data, consent and more (read Threatpost’s feature on this, here).

What are your thoughts on facial recognition? Let us know your thoughts in our Threatpost survey, below.

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Discussion

  • Michael Petrov on

    As a specialist in facial recognition, based on my experience, even for a minor benefit, such as cutting a 5 min of an airport line or getting a $1 discount, 88% of the population, including those who say in a poll like this how much they are concerned about privacy, will gladly sign up to give up their facial images. Strange discrepancy... We say and do different things. A good topic of a sociological study. Is it the same reason that we say how much we are not racists and for equal rights, but then go and vote for Trump?

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