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Time to face facts. Facial recognition, the technology of the future, is already here. On the horizon are potential uses for everything from payment systems to police to pornography.

This Distill searches out the places where faces are being used, and offers a global view of how facial recognition is developing for businesses, governments and lawyers. Articles include the opinions on where we should go from here but also in-depth reporting on how these systems work.


  • Surveillance cameras
  • Police systems
  • Data privacy
  • A ban on facial recognition?
  • Your face and your passport
  • Facial recognition pharmacies
  • Facial recognition and voter ID
  • Military applications
  • Biometrics as business