‘2019 will go down as the year facial recognition and corporate surveillance became commonplace.
I wrote approximately thirty-three different facial recognition stories last year and the majority of them dealt with facial recognition surveillance of the public.
From Walgreens, Nestle, and Coors using iris-tracking cameras to Home Depot and Lowe’s using facial recognition cameras to secretly identify millions of customers, the number of ways corporations monitor the public is staggering.
And corporations are not shy about how they use this technology to identify everyone.
Recently, I wrote about the NEC Corporation opening a facial recognition “customer experience”center in Washington, DC and how they planned to use it to convince politicians that facial recognition of the public is a good thing.
NEC is so confident that politicians will accept facial recognition, they used iris recognition cameras to identify everyone at a film and music conference in Texas.
NEC’s “Fahamu Mama-Mtoto (To know mother and child)” motto is really a plan to identify every mother and child in the world using facial recognition.’