“From iPhones and Snapchat filters to airport check-ins and smart doorbells, facial recognition has entered into our everyday, as has the anxiety surrounding it. One in two American adults is in a law-enforcement facial-recognition database, often without his or her knowledge, while only a handful of cities regulate how the technology is used. And consumers are willingly opting in, even as they question the technology.” A very informative report on a very hot button issue. California Sunday Magazine: Facial Recognition: The controversial and nearly ever-present technology that could replace the fingerprint.

+ “Sixty years ago, a sharecropper’s son invented a technology to identify faces. Then the record of his role all but vanished. Who was Woody Bledsoe, and who was he working for?” Wired: The Secret History of Facial Recognition.

+ BBC: The Metropolitan Police has announced it will use live facial recognition cameras operationally for the first time on London streets.