One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The recording and analysis of a person's facial characteristics, especially to assist in identifying an individual.‘the police have set up a system of facial profiling at major sporting events’
- ‘Biometric information, such as facial profiling, iris scans and fingerprints were gathered from volunteers in Sheffield and stored on prototype identity cards.’
- ‘The use of "facial profiling" by the city police, with cameras scanning the faces of people walking through downtown, has sparked widespread outrage among many here.’
- ‘There was a tie between facial profiling, videotaping a crowd to identify criminals and terrorists, and second-hand speech, overheard cell-phone conversation.’
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