Newsweek: How Google’s Viral Selfie App Matches You To A Famous Painting—and Why It’s Raising Privacy Concerns

Newsweek: How Google’s Viral Selfie App Matches You To A Famous Painting—and Why It’s Raising Privacy Concerns. “Facial recognition software has its pitfalls—serious ones like racial representation as well as other hilarious ones—but it’s becoming an ever-larger part of the social media landscape. Facebook recently raised similar concerns when it helpfully offered to locate photos of users that they hadn’t been tagged in, according to Slate. Instructions on the Google app include an assurance that it ‘will only store your photo for the time it takes to search for matches.’ Still, the app’s light-hearted nature notwithstanding, it’s begun to raise concerns about how exactly this sudden wealth of biometric facial recognition data might end up being repurposed. “