As part of its recent launch of “The Privacy Project,” The New York Times reports on the facial images it was able to collect through cameras at Bryant Park. For the study, the Times gathered public images captured by three cameras that surveyed a section of the park. One day of footage was run through Amazon’s commercial facial-recognition service, which resulted in 2,750 faces detected over a nine-hour period. The Times reports the total cost of all the work came to $60. In an op-ed for “The Privacy Project,” Charlie Warzel writes why it is time to “radically expand” the definition of privacy. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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