Google contractors have been specifically targeting dark skinned homeless people and college students in the US to collect their facial details, the Daily News reported. To collect this data, contractors working for Google reportedly lied to some people and concealed the fact that they were collecting their facial details in order to maximise their data collection, per the report. The company is undertaking this exercise to improve the face unlocking feature on its upcoming Pixel 4 device, the report said. How people were misled: These contractors misled some people under the garb of characterising the scan as a “selfie game”, “mini-game” and “just playing with the phone” to get $5. The third-party firm, Randstand, that Google has outsourced this data collection exercise to, also instructed its employees to not tell subjects that they were being recorded, as per the report. The…
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