Friday, May 20, 2011

Too Creepy Even For Google': Search Engine Boss Warns Governments Against Facial Recognition Technology

Google boss Eric Schmidt warned against facial recognition. The executive chairman of Google has warned governments against facial recognition technology - saying it is 'too creepy' even for the search engine. Eric Schmidt said that the technology has advanced rapidly in recent years and that it could be rolled out across the internet. But the controversial technique has angered privacy campaigners who claim that it would be a further erosion of privacy and civil liberties.

Now Schmidt has dispelled any suggestions that internet giant Google would be the first company to employ the system. But he warned that there were likely to be other organisations who might 'cross the line' and use facial recognition.


1 comment:

  1. One of the world's major super spies and privacy infringer criticising facial recognition technology?



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