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“Discreet” isn’t exactly how we’d describe them

Written by Nick Dinsmoor

June 11, 2019

"Discreet" isn't exactly how we'd describe them

Facial recognition is already everywhere. Now, a new type of surveillance glasses, equipped with an 8-megapixel camera, “allows the wearer to scan faces in a crowd and compare with a database of 1 million images.” Currently, 50 pairs of these facial recognition-enabled glasses are on the streets in “security operations” in Abu Dhabi. They are also only on sale to security and law enforcement. In terms of privacy concerns, the manufacturer argues that their technology is no different from, “old school naked eye search when a photo of the suspect is published and security can spot him.”

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