How Reuters investigated RIte Aid’s use of facial recognition

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Jeffrey DastinJeffrey Dastin, technology correspondent for Reuters, explained how he investigated drug store chain Rite Aid and its use of facial recognition cameras in its stores.Here is an excerpt: “I had wanted to deeply explore an example of facial recognition’s use in the United States. I also had an interest in how the private sector was applying the software, when I heard Rite Aid had a program underway. Early conversations in which sources described one vendor’s links to China and problems with another supplier’s system led me to keep reporting.”Dastin shares some of the challenges during the reporting process: “I wanted…

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