If you’re a Facebook user, you probably know about facial recognition in the context of photo-tagging. Google, Microsoft, Apple, and others have also built it into apps to compile albums of people who hang out together. Beyond the realm of social networking, facial recognition plays a role in security systems at places like airports and banks. And even advertisers are leveraging it for targeted content on electronic billboards.

But like so many other seemingly helpful technologies, facial recognition carries a real potential for political, legal, and ethical misuse. A prime example is China’s racial profiling and its tracking and control of Uighur Muslims. The Guardian recently published an excellent article that touches on these issues and more.

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Ross is the CISO at Symplexity. He has achieved CCIE Security and CISSP certifications, an MBA from the University of Notre Dame, and has 20 years of experience in the fields of computer and network security engineering and consulting. Ross provides virtual CISO services for our Symplexity Secure clients and helps them to identify information security risks and implement administrative, procedural, and technical controls to mitigate. He works effectively with both technical and managerial personnel and is a trusted resource for our clients.

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