Face facts – surveillance tech is coming to a street near you
At risk to your privacy, facial recognition technology could improve everything from crime to airports
It’s not every day that technology is branded the “antithesis of democratic freedom”, but then the rollout of facial recognition surveillance has prompted an explosive debate.
“The notion of live facial recognition turning citizens into walking ID cards is chilling,” Silkie Carlo, director of the Big Brother Watch, explains.
Installing it on streets at scale – like CCTV cameras – would mark a “turning point for civil liberties”...