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Episode 68 - Mask Off

Half of all US Citizens have their faces in a database that can be searched by facial-tracking software, and the slow creep of surveillance technology means more of us are being watched and analyzed by AI face-detection cameras, often without us knowing, and almost always without our consent.

@misc{Archer_2018, title={Facial recognition to be used in British supermarkets for the first time}, url={}, abstractNote={Facial recognition will soon be used in British shops for the first time to judge how old customers are at self-checkout machines when they buy age restricted items, it is understood following a deal with the company that makes the tills for Tesco and Asda.}, journal={The Telegraph}, author={Archer, Joseph}, year={2018}, month={Oct} } @misc{Brandom_2018,

Shimbun_2018, title={Superrealistic face masks by Japan firm attract attention from facial-recognition system developers}, url={}, journal={The Japan Times Online}, author={Chunichi Shimbun}, year={2018}, month={Nov} } @misc{Cimpanu_2019,

Doctorow_2018, title={Invisible, targeted infrared light can fool facial recognition software into thinking anyone is anyone else}, url={}, journal={Boing Boing}, author={Cory Doctorow}, year={2018}, month={Mar} } @misc{Drew

title={Face-reading AI will be able to detect your politics and IQ, professor says}, url={}, abstractNote={Professor whose study suggested technology can detect whether a person is gay or straight says programs will soon reveal traits such as criminal predisposition}, journal={The Guardian}, author={Levin, Sam}, year={2017}, month={Sep} } @misc{Lewis_2018,

title={“I was shocked it was so easy”: ​meet the professor who says facial recognition ​​can tell if you’re gay}, url={}, journal={The Guardian}, author={Lewis, Paul}, year={2018}, month={Jul} } @misc{Liao_2018,

title={IBM didn’t inform people when it used their Flickr photos for facial recognition training}, url={}, journal={The Verge}, author={Liao, Shannon}, year={2019}, month={Mar} } @misc{Liao_2019b,

title={Creative Commons says copyright can’t protect your photos from ending up in a facial recognition database}, url={}, journal={The Verge}, author={Liao, Shannon}, year={2019}, month={Mar} } @misc{Lizzie

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