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Face Off: IRS kills plan to verify taxpayers with facial recognition database

cornetman Silver badge

While I understand the allure of these technologies (facial recognition, iris/retinal scans, fingerprints) for authentication purposes, the problems associated with the primary use of immutable characteristics really should be very obvious now, for the same reason that we keep passwords and private keys safe for the same purpose. Once they escape into the wild, you can neither claw them back nor change them to prevent their subsequent abuse.

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