"A recent media firestorm that a University of Colorado at Colorado Springs professor says was overblown and inaccurate drew attention to his $3.3 million government research project that he said is helping American military better identify and thwart terrorists."—Source: Center for Digital Education
WHY THIS MATTERS:
Media attention has kicked up a major kerfluffle at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. False reports that facial recognition data would be in the public domain set off a whirlwind of privacy concerns and added fuel to the fire.