On Slate, Amy Webb explains why she posts absolutely nothing on Facebook about her daughter. Between facial recognition software, Facebook profiling, and corporate data mining, the only way to maintain a modicum of privacy for children in the future is to "not create that digital content in the first place."
[...] Myriad applications, websites, and wearable technologies are relying on face recognition today, and ubiquitous bio-identification is only just getting started. In 2011, a group of hackers built an app that let you scan faces and immediately display their names and basic biographical details, right there on your mobile phone. Already developers have made a working facial recognition API for Google Glass. While Google has forbidden official facial recognition apps, it can’t prevent unofficial apps from launching. There’s huge value in gaining real-time access to view detailed information the people with whom we interact.
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