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Nov 2, 2021

Meta-Facebook is shutting down their face-recognition system and deleting faceprint data of more than 1 billion people.
After using face detection for more than a decade, the company said they're trying to weigh the positive use cases for the technology "against growing societal concerns, especially as regulators have yet to provide clear rules". And that "Facial recognition can be valuable when the technology operates privately on a person’s own devices...requiring no communication of face data with an external server", as is used in Apple's FaceID. Link
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