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In an op-ed for The Guardian, Kyle Chayka discusses the intentions of CreepShield, a facial recognition browser extension that scans social networks to determine whether faces match public record images of convicted sex offenders. “The app seems somewhat useful,” he writes, adding, “Unless, of course, you’re mistakenly identified as a sex offender.” With the growth of facial recognition technology by commercial entities like Facebook and intelligence services like the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, “we are going to need new regulations protecting the anonymity of our faces, just as we are protecting our cell phones and, hopefully, the metadata therein.”
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