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db_cooper wrote

That's not entirely true. I know for a fact that some of the upscale grocery stores around here are using facial recognition, because I know people who are clearly flagged for additional surveillance upon entering these locations. Just none of them are talking about it publicly because they don't want to face any backlash. Also retailers are starting to use mobile devices for IDing shoppers. Only a matter of time before they are applying that intel to ID shoplifters as well (device IDs, IMEIs, MAC addresses, etc).