More than 16,000 images of people walking on a University of Colorado campus were captured during the spring semesters of 2012 and 2013, according to The Washington Post. The people were unknowingly photographed as part of a study to determine how to improve long-range facial-recognition technology. The research project was funded by U.S. intelligence and military agencies. The images resulted in 1,732 unique identities, and the dataset was publicly available from 2016 through April 2019. The researchers and university said no personal information was collected or distributed, the report states, and the images were only made public after most of the students would have graduated. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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