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Beginning this summer, you might need to upload a selfie and a photo ID to a private company, ID.me, if you want to file your taxes online. Oscar Wong/Moment via Getty Images

Government agencies are tapping a facial recognition company to prove you’re you – here’s why that raises concerns about privacy, accuracy and fairness

Federal and state governments are turning to a facial recognition company to ensure that people accessing services are who they say they are. The move promises to cut down on fraud, but at what cost?
A health system in Virginia stopped using the federal website after only a few days, complaining that it was slow and crashed. Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images

The US government’s $44 million vaccine rollout website was a predictable mess – here’s how to fix the broken process behind it

The website has triggered random appointment cancellations and unreliable sign-ups. Only one contractor was deemed qualified to build it – and it wasn’t a major tech company. We’ve seen this before.

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