23 Feb 22:38

Vending machine error reveals secret face image database of college students

by Ashley Belanger
Vending machine error reveals secret face image database of college students

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Canada-based University of Waterloo is racing to remove M&M-branded smart vending machines from campus after outraged students discovered the machines were covertly collecting facial-recognition data without their consent.

The scandal started when a student using the alias SquidKid47 posted an image on Reddit showing a campus vending machine error message, "Invenda.Vending.FacialRecognitionApp.exe," displayed after the machine failed to launch a facial recognition application that nobody expected to be part of the process of using a vending machine.

"Hey, so why do the stupid M&M machines have facial recognition?" SquidKid47 pondered.

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24 Feb 07:09

Hug

by David M Willis
25 Feb 13:28

the mystery

https://www.oglaf.com/mystery/

25 Feb 09:23

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