What Did the IRS Want With Your Selfies?, Lil Kalish, Mother Jones

Facing mounting bipartisan pressure, the Internal Revenue Service announced yesterday that it’s walking back plans to deploy facial recognition software to identify taxpayers.

… well, i have allowed Apple to use facial recognition to unlock my phone… it felt secure and easy on one level… but, this feels much more Orwellian to me… perhaps i should rethink it with Apple too?… especially since, at this moment, i can’t say whether we are heading for authoritarianism or not… something rather threatening to humankind lurking out there…