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Insurers See Selfies As Life-Expectancy Maps

With the help of a company named Lapetus Solutions, some life insurance companies are apparently trying to glean people’s life expectancy from their selfies. “Your face … tells a very unique story about you,” Karl Ricanek Jr., co-founder and chief data scientist at Lapetus, tells USA Today. Adds USA Today: “Life insurers already gather other data without your permission to get insight beyond the information you supply on the application.”

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