Are we comfortable with a world where anyone with a driver’s license is automatically enrolled in a virtual, perpetual line-up?

Are we comfortable with a world where anyone with a driver’s license is automatically enrolled in a virtual, perpetual line-up? Are we comfortable with a world where the government can find anyone, at any time, by scanning the faces of people on the sidewalk? Are we comfortable with a world where this technology is less accurate on African Americans, yet more likely to be used to try to identify them?

Read our new Editor-in-Chief’s story about facial recognition gone wrong at The Intercept.
Read More | The Perpetual Lineup | Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law

Arcades, Mall Rats, and Tumblr Thugs

Like the flâneur, we weren’t working, or doing anything decent or useful; we even recognized our uselessness as a kind of radical generationality, and wore it like a bad handle. The Arcade was the original iron-and-glass shopping mall, and the flâneur — affluent, indolent, and out for a good wasted time - was the original mall rat.