The Internal Revenue Service is scrapping a plan to use facial recognition to authenticate people when they sign up for accounts on its website, following a backlash from privacy advocates and both aisles of Congress after the agency announced the initiative last month. The response, and the IRS’ about-face, illustrate the continuing controversy over facial recognition technology, which...
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Consider this: In The Climb, a popular virtual reality game, any user can virtually scale skyscrapers and majestic cliffs simply by turning their head and gripping a trigger—any user, that is, except one with a muscular, skeletal or neurological disorder that makes even those movements impossible. Or consider this: In January 2020, MIT Media Lab researcher Arwa Michelle Mboya traveled to...
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