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 December 3, 2013  Posted by  Business, Misc, Online, Surveillance

Jessica Guynn reports:

U.S. policymakers are taking a closer look at facial recognition, thrusting privacy concerns over the controversial technology back into the spotlight.

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration, a division of the Commerce Department, said Tuesday it planned to study the technology and its use in the private sector.

The announcement comes after Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., again pressed the agency on the privacy implications of facial recognition technology following last month’s change to Facebook’s privacy policy that allows the giant social network to use facial recognition on users’ profile photos. He first called on the NTIA to investigate the issue in April 2012.

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