Secret Service will test facial recognition around the White House

Jon Fingas
Secret Service will test facial recognition around the White House

Like it or not, facial recognition is creeping into more public spaces. The US Secret Service has quietly started testing the technology in and around the White House grounds, including nearby parks and streets, to see if it can "biometrically confirm" the identities of volunteer Secret Service employees. On top of the basic worries about scanning people's faces (such as false positives), there's the question of who "subjects of interest" would be.