Edtech’s Blurred Lines Between Security, Surveillance and Privacy
MARCH 5, 2019
Last year, RealNetworks, a Seattle-based company, offered its facial recognition software to schools, and a few have pioneered the tool. To improve these systems, it comes as no surprise to Bill Fitzgerald, a researcher at New Knowledge, that some companies are offering such technology gratis. When a company is offering a free facial recognition service, what they’re really doing is harvesting free training data so they can improve their models,” he says.