How Facial Recognition Could Tear Us Apart

Will the new tech create a safer society — or a dystopian panopticon?

Tests on facial recognition technology at Berlin’s Suedkreuz station began in August 2017. Photo by Steffi Loos/Getty

IImagine that you could open an app, while you’re riding on the subway or sitting at a bar, that could tell you everything about everyone sitting around you. Using facial recognition software, it could tap into social networks and…