Reuters reports it conducted an investigation that uncovered 200 Rite Aid pharmacies across the U.S. deployed facial recognition software to monitor customers. The cameras matched images of customers entering stores to those of people Rite Aid previously observed engaging in potential criminal activity. Upon finding a match, the software sent smartphone alerts to on-site security agents. Rite Aid acknowledged the use of the software when the investigation began but now said it has abandoned the practice after "a larger industry conversation."
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