To ensure Google’s latest face unlock feature would work on all types of faces, the company needed to train the system using — you guessed it — all types of faces.

That’s Machine Learning 101, right?

But the way the megacorporation’s contractors went about collecting that data was downright devious, according to a New York Daily Newsinvestigation, which noted that they targeted — and lied to — homeless people to get scans of their faces.

To collect the face scans, Google hired the employment firm Randstad. Randstad, in turn, hired contractors that hit the streets in various U.S. cities armed with face-scanning phones and $5 gift cards for anyone willing to submit to a scan.

Randstad supervisors instructed the contractors to “specifically” target homeless black people, one source told the Daily News, adding that the homeless people “didn’t know what was going on at all.”

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