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Hey Google: scan my race Reset

    • Technology

This week, Google announced its new Pixel 4 phone. One of the features it touted was Face Unlock, which uses facial recognition to unlock the phone. But the advancement came with a price - for black people.
If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to Reset for free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts, or your favorite podcast app to get new episodes every week.

Links to resources discussed: 
From the New York Daily News https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-google-darker-skin-tones-facial-recognition-pixel-20191002-5vxpgowknffnvbmy5eg7epsf34-story.html
From The Verge
https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/29/8934804/google-pixel-4-face-scanning-data-collection
Ruha Benjamin
https://www.ruhabenjamin.com/race-after-technology
Featuring:
@GingerOtis
@ruha9
Hosts:
Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset
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This week, Google announced its new Pixel 4 phone. One of the features it touted was Face Unlock, which uses facial recognition to unlock the phone. But the advancement came with a price - for black people.
If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to Reset for free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts, or your favorite podcast app to get new episodes every week.

Links to resources discussed: 
From the New York Daily News https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-google-darker-skin-tones-facial-recognition-pixel-20191002-5vxpgowknffnvbmy5eg7epsf34-story.html
From The Verge
https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/29/8934804/google-pixel-4-face-scanning-data-collection
Ruha Benjamin
https://www.ruhabenjamin.com/race-after-technology
Featuring:
@GingerOtis
@ruha9
Hosts:
Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset
About Recode by Vox:
Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us.
Follow Us:
Newsletter: Recode Daily 
Twitter: @Recode

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