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        The Lowdown | Profiled: A Brief History of Personal Identification Methods Lesson Plan

        Facial recognition software is increasingly used for everything from silly Snapchat filters to border security. We now have the technology to create individual “face prints” that are so accurate that Apple used face-printing software in the latest iPhone. But how does this technology affect our safety, privacy, ability to peacefully protest— or even go out in public anonymously? This Lowdown lesson explores how facial recognition and similar technologies are being used, and how public opinion and public policy have changed as identification technology has developed throughout history.

        The Lowdown | Profiled: A Brief History of Personal Identification Methods

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