London show explores hidden world of facial recognition

  • Visitors look at the Australia installation “Full Spectrum”, by designer Flynn Talbot, which was inspired by Australia becoming the 25th country to legalise same-sex marriage in 2017, during a preview for the London Design Biennale at Somerset House in London, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. The event runs from September 4 to 23. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

  • The United States installation “Face Values”, by designers Zachary Lieberman, sat demonstrating in the chair, and R. Luke DuBois, not pictured, which explores the role of facial detection technology in society is displayed during a media preview for the London Design Biennale at Somerset House in London, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. The event runs from September 4 to 23. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

LONDON — Don’t judge by appearances. It’s an age-old piece of advice that is being roundly ignored by corporations, governments and law-enforcement agencies around the globe.

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