Jay Sullivan, product management director for privacy and integrity in Facebook Messenger, testifies during a hearing before Senate Judiciary Committee December 10th in Washington, DCJay Sullivan, product management director for privacy and integrity in Facebook Messenger, testifies during a hearing before Senate Judiciary Committee December 10th in Washington, DC | Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

Bay Area! I’ll be talking with Anna Wiener about Uncanny Valley, her brilliant new memoir of a life in tech, on February 4th at Manny’s in San Francisco. It’s our second-ever Interface Live event, and it would mean the world to me if you came to say hello and talk tech and democracy with us. Get your tickets here!

Last June, after a series of developments related to facial recognition and customer tracking, I warned that a Chinese-style social credit system was beginning to take shape in the United States. Among other things, a school district in western New York announced plans to deploy a facial-recognition system to track students and faculty; the Washington Post reported that airports had accelerated their use of facial-recognition…

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