Facial Recognition Technology enables a new kind of crime

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“It is an extremely intrusive form of surveillance and can seriously undermine individual freedoms and, ultimately, society,” Hafiz Sheikh Adnan Ahmed a data security expert wrote.

“Unlike many other forms of data, faces cannot be encrypted,” Ahmed explained. “Data breaches involving facial recognition data increase the potential for identity theft, stalking, and harassment because, unlike passwords and credit card information, faces cannot easily be changed.”

While facial recognition technology has its benefits, it’s essential to be aware of its potential dangers. With more and more devices featuring this technology, it’s crucial to protect our personal information and remain vigilant in crowded places. Criminals will always find ways to exploit new technology, and it’s up to us to stay one step ahead.