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Seattle parents could unlock school gates with facial recognition software

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Ross Reynolds talks to Rob Glaser, founder of RealNetworks, about the company's software called SAFR, that offers free facial recognition software to schools. It's currently being piloted at the University Child Development School.

Parents can opt-in to have their face scanned, which can then be used to unlock a gate on school grounds. We also speak with Rachel Levinson-Waldman, senior counsel to the Brennan Center's Liberty and National Security Program. We discuss the potential privacy concerns of the program and if we should be using this technology to address school safety.

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