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Altogether, more than 117 million American adults are subject to face-scanning systems.
These findings were published Tuesday in a report from Georgetown Law’s Center for Privacy and Technology.
Without a compelling reason for new users to pick the original Snapchat Stories over the Instagram Stories clone, Instagram could thereby widen the gap by adding to its 200 million daily Stories users that already outnumber Snapchat’s 166 million total users, and further slow down Snap’s growth rate that led it to lose 25 percent of its share price value after it announced weak earnings last week.
Face filters and three more features roll out to all users today via an i OS and Android app update.
If you’re reading this in the United States, there’s a 50 percent chance that a photo of your face is in at least one database used in police facial-recognition systems. Some departments only use facial-recognition to confirm the identity of a suspect who’s been detained; others continuously analyze footage from surveillance cameras to determine exactly who is walking by at any particular moment.
Instagram actually just started testing Location Stories.
Stories adds a more subtle and mature but error-prone copycat of Snapchat’s beloved augmented reality selfie filters.
The eight initial “face filters,” as Instagram calls them, work exactly like Snapchat, and let you add virtual koala ears, nerd glasses, a butterfly crown or wrinkle-smooth makeup to yourself and friends in photos or videos.
Instagram’s spin on Snapchat’s selfie masks is designed to make them simple and less wacky so they appeal to users beyond teens.
If you’re not into Stories, you can also use Face Filters with Instagram Direct and Boomerang, as well as images you might want to post to the main feed.