Google Reportedly Going After Homeless People for Facial Recognition Data

Google contractors have been tasked with the mission of building a massive facial recognition database in anticipation of the Pixel 4 debut, and according to a new report, teams trying to collect data for the search giant specifically targeted homeless darker skin people.

New York Daily News reveals in a lengthy article citing “multiple sources with direct knowledge of the project” that Google turned to a group called TVC (temps, vendors, and contractors) to collect face data from unsuspecting individuals in several regions, including Atlanta and Los Angeles.

These TVCs were paid though a third-party employment firm known as Randstad, the report adds, and were told to get the facial scans without telling people they were being recorded.

Google’s contractor often offered gift certificates to individuals who agre… (read more)

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