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The Public Is Being Misled by Pandemic Technology That Won’t Keep Them Safe

Technology like thermal imaging is little more than security theater

Passengers of the metro are captured by thermographic or body temperature measurement cameras, in response to find those possibly infected with the coronavirus, in Panama City, on April 21, 2020. Photo: Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty Images

This op-ed was co-authored by Evan Selinger, professor of philosophy at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and Brenda Leong, senior counsel and director of A.I. and ethics at the Future of Privacy Forum.

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Evan Selinger

Evan Selinger

Prof. Philosophy at RIT. Latest book: “Re-Engineering Humanity.” Bylines everywhere. http://eselinger.org/

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