Digital technology plays a complex, ever-evolving role in our day-to-day lives. Digital sensors, especially, are on the brink of becoming hugely important to each of us--whether we want them to or not.
In a USA Today article today, I explain how digital sensors, facial recognition software and even websites like Google and Facebook are changing the future of privacy.
The digital sensors that we encounter every day--on smartphone cameras, webcams, passports and even employee ID cards--are literally recording our every move. And facial recognition software is making it possible to identify your friends on Facebook, contacts within Picassa--and even strangers on the street. As I point out to USA Today, once you're tagged in a photo, it could be used to "search for matches across the entire Internet, or in private databases, including those fed by surveillance cameras." A nerve-wracking thought indeed.
It's scenarios like this that point to the need for privacy protections within advanced facial recognition software. Without them, privacy and anonymity will be a thing of the past.
Read the full USA Today article here.