Privacy advocates have long warned about the potential for facial recognition technology to be abused. Law enforcement agencies and private companies already quietly collect and analyze huge troves of information on people’s eyes, facial structure and other features. In the wrong hands, some argue, such data could be deployed for a range of nefarious purposes, including spying and suppressing certain groups.
"Researchers Use Facial Recognition Tools to Predict Sexual Orientation. LGBT Groups Aren’t Happy." is from the September 12, 2017 Science section of The Washington Post. It was written by Derek Hawkins and narrated by Sam Scholl.