A recent study revealed that the United States is the fourth-biggest violator of biometric privacy in the world. I recently appeared on the Corbett Report to talk about how the rising government use of facial recognition and other biometric surveillance techniques threatens our privacy and what we can do about it.

In this interview, I talk about the rapid growth in the use of facial recognition technology and the threat it poses to privacy. I also explain how it ties into the broader, ever-growing American surveillance state. Corbett calls it “technocratic tyranny.” But the discussion isn’t all negative. I also highlight the growing movement to limit or ban facial recognition technology both at the local and state level.

Mike Maharrey