Kashmir Hill’s Book on Facial
Recognition Will Terrify You

New York Times journalist Kashmir Hill explains facial recognition and why you can be found online by anyone who snaps your picture.

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Facial recognition is powered by a special sauce that few people really understand, but one thing is clear: It renders privacy a thing of the past. In her new book Your Face Belongs to Us, New York Times journalist Kashmir Hill explores the ramifications of the human face in cyberspace, and what it means for the future findability of humanity.

Check out the episode to find out more about the biometrics already available that can identify you, even if it only has a picture of your nose, and what you can do about it. (Spoiler: There is nothing you can do about it.) And then listen to the guys try to scare each other.

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Adam Levin is the former Director of Consumer Affairs for the State of New Jersey, serial entrepreneur and author of Swiped, which he wrote with his sidekick, writer and cyber mensch, Beau Friedlander. With expert commentary from Travis “Here’s What Actually Happened” Taylor, the show gets everything sorted out—or not—but either way you’re going to have a great time. Something weird happen to you? We’ve got your back.


What the Hack with Adam Levin is a production of Loud Tree Media and is executive produced by Adam Levin and Beau Friedlander and produced by Andrew Steven and Travis Taylor.

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