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21 States Are Now Vetting Unemployment Claims With a ‘Risky’ Facial Recognition System

ID.me has rejected some legitimate claimants in addition to fraudsters

Illustration: Taylor Le

On January 25, California officials told the public that while the state had paid out $114 billion in unemployment benefits, auditors had found a problem. More than $11 billion of those payouts were…

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Dave Gershgorn

Dave Gershgorn

Senior Writer at OneZero covering surveillance, facial recognition, DIY tech, and artificial intelligence. Previously: Qz, PopSci, and NYTimes.