“The United States Department of Homeland Security is rushing to get those systems up and running at airports across the country. But it’s doing so in the absence of proper vetting, regulatory safeguards, and what some privacy advocates argue is in defiance of the law.” Buzzfeed: The US Government Will Be Scanning Your Face At 20 Top Airports.

+ “Emotion detection technology requires two techniques: computer vision, to precisely identify facial expressions, and machine learning algorithms to analyze and interpret the emotional content of those facial features.” The Guardian: Machines can now allegedly identify anger, fear, disgust and sadness. (Which, ironically, were my first four reactions to this trend…)

+ Facial recognition can be used for security. It can also be used for marketing. How Taylor Swift showed us the scary future of facial recognition.