117 MIL­LION

AMOUNT OF US CIT­I­ZENS THAT HAVE HAD THEIR IDEN­TITY LOGGED IN FA­CIAL RECOG­NI­TION SOFT­WARE.

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With the rapid evo­lu­tion of fa­cial-recog­ni­tion soft­ware — for use in both per­sonal and gov­ern­men­tal se­cu­rity — it makes sense that the num­ber of peo­ple with their fea­tures logged on th­ese ser­vices would be in­creas­ing, but the scale is per­haps alarm­ing. 117 mil­lion peo­ple in the US have their face reg­is­tered across var­i­ous plat­forms, ac­cord­ing to a re­port by Georgetown Law Cen­ter for Pri­vacy and Tech­nol­ogy, which ac­counts for about half the coun­try’s adult pop­u­la­tion. Huge.

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