U.S. retailers could soon adopt facial recognition tech to stop thieves – but privacy advocates warn shoppers will be watched without their knowledge

November 24, 2018   |   Category: Prophecy News   |   Tags: ,

  • U.S. retailers are expected to adopt facial recognition tech for security purposes
  • But the move isn’t without privacy concerns, as advocates say many consumers are likely to be unaware that their faces are being recorded by the systems
  • Retailers hope to increase trust by making it opt-in via loyalty programs 

Facial recognition has been widely adopted at airports, stadiums, traffic intersections and even some schools.

Now, experts say retail is the next industry to become a target of the technology, pointing to a growing number of suppliers and companies willing to put it in their stores.

U.S. retailers are expected to begin using facial recognition to stop shoplifters or spot criminals, but many are eyeing it for much broader uses – including customer tracking or loyalty programs, according to Biometric Update.

The move has already attracted scrutiny from privacy advocates who fear shoppers may be unaware that retailers are keeping track of their faces.

SOURCE: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6394813/U-S-retailers-soon-adopt-facial-recognition-tech-stop-thieves.html

 

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10 Responses to “U.S. retailers could soon adopt facial recognition tech to stop thieves – but privacy advocates warn shoppers will be watched without their knowledge”

    • Doug Norvell

      Hello Quintina,
      Our Drivers license here in Texas are real ID compliant. This is not the “Mark of the Beast” however the technology that it provides, may be used as a way to track people. The Mark will not be given out until the Antichrist has been revealed, it will be during the 3 1/2 years of the Great tribulation.

  1. If they can track violent criminals, then find them and leave the rest of us alone. If they can track kidnapped or trafficked children, then find them! Yet, the only people who are having their privacy violated are the rest of us!

  2. While facial recognition is surely creepy I don’t think it’s any part of the coming “mark of the beast”. It could however lead to people being more receptive of the idea in the future.

  3. When you go into McDonalds, and other businesses with your phone, they most likely know who you are, then you use your visa bank card , it has a chip also, and they know you. You don`t need a chip in your skin.