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Submission + - Instant Facial Recognition Coupons. What could possibly go wrong? ( 1

Press2ToContinue writes: "Facial recognition cameras are installed at local businesses. These cameras recognize your face when you pass by, then check you in at the location. Simultaneously, your smartphone notifies you of a customized deal based on your Like history."

From Facebook, whose track record for privacy problems is legendary.

What could possibly go wrong?

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Instant Facial Recognition Coupons. What could possibly go wrong?

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  • "That's not you." "I have the IDs, what more do you want?" "It says you are somebody else." and when the shouting gets too much, someone will call the police. Yes, that will be fun ...

    Or if they automate payments ... someone gets a coupon on someone else's account, or the system pays for it automatically. The real customer gets his statement and wonders why a purchase didn't show up. The mistaken customer gets his account statement and wonders who stole his ID when he was out of town.

What this country needs is a dime that will buy a good five-cent bagel.