What’s privacy worth? ‘Facedeals’ app to scan your face in exchange for discounts

By Rosa Golijan, MSNBC:

It’s not a secret: Just a quick stroll through your city will allow a couple of cameras to catch your face. That ATM, that traffic light, that grocery store entrance — video-surveillance happens everywhere. But is that reality enough to make you happily use an app which scans your face in exchange for discount codes?

Anna Brading of Sopho’s security blog isn’t so sure that it should be. “[This arrangement] worries me,” she writes. “How securely will the data be stored? Can [a company] sell on the data they’ve collected? What if the data gets stolen… Read more

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