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Public Facial Recognition Systems

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Biometric technology that uses cameras (still image or video) to match stored or live footage of individuals with image from databases. Not all system focus on database matching; some system assess aggregate demographic trends or conduct broader sentiment analysis via facial recognition crowd scanning. This category refers to public systems managed by ntional or subnational government entities for purposes of surveillance. [1]


  1. The Rise of Digital Repression by Steven Feldstein p.230