Critical Face Theory: Facebook and Facial Recognition

Since 2010, the popular social media platform Facebook has been compiling facial recognition data on its users in one of the most-advanced and largest data set of the technology in history. In November of 2021, the company made the shocking announcement that they’d stop using facial recognition and would begin deleting users’ facial recognition data from their servers. In this episode, we explore the history of facial recognition and explore its wins and losses. Then we chat with speaker, author and consultant, Brian Miller. 

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Sources for this episode:

https://about.fb.com/news/2021/11/update-on-use-of-face-recognition/

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/02/technology/facebook-facial-recognition.html

https://www.npr.org/2019/08/21/752484720/how-a-tip-and-facial-recognition-technology-helped-the-fbi-catch-a-killer

https://www.aclu.org/news/privacy-technology/the-untold-number-of-people-implicated-in-crimes-they-didnt-commit-because-of-face-recognition/

https://www.viatech.com/en/2018/09/5-facial-recognition-success-stories/

https://www.firstpost.com/tech/news-analysis/15-years-of-facebook-15-years-of-controversy-a-timeline-of-events-6028641.html

https://slate.com/technology/2014/03/deepface-facebook-face-recognition-software-is-97-percent-accurate.html


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