Facial Recognition Tech Comes to Schools and Summer Camps

From The Wall Street Journal authored by Julie Jargon:

“Facial recognition is no longer just being used to unlock iPhones, tag Facebook friends and scan crowds for security threats. It’s moving into summer camps, youth sports tournaments and schools.

Parents at summer camps across the country can opt into facial-recognition services to receive photos of their camper without having to sift through hundreds of group shots for proof that little Susie is having a good time climbing ropes. One facial-recognition software manufacturer has proposals in front of several K-12 public school districts to install the technology to help identify and track potential shooters on campus.

While commercial applications of facial-recognition software abound—and bear their own fair share of controversy—the fact that this latest wave is geared toward children has privacy experts and politicians urging parents and school districts to think twice.”

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