Apple receives Senate inquiry on Face ID privacy concerns

Despite trying to assuage fears its new facial recognition technology is safe, Apple has received an inquiry from the U.S. Senate about just how safe it really is.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/14/apple-receives-senate-inquiry-on-face-id-privacy-concerns.html

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How good will Apple's Face ID be? Will it be able to tell twins apart?

Apple is expected to roll out facial recognition on the newest high-end iPhone, likely called iPhone X, on Tuesday. Will it be good enough to tell twins apart?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/12/how-good-will-apples-face-id-be-will-it-be-able-to-tell-twins-apart.html

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Facepalming wont save you from AI-enhanced facial recognition

Facial recognition systems regularly struggle to read faces that have been obscured by hands. Researchers from the University of Central Florida and Carnegie Mellon University are here to help.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/23/facepalming-wont-save-from-ai-enhanced-facial-recognition.html

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Samsung's Galaxy S8 facial recognition has a big flaw

Galaxy S8 Facial Recognition Fail Samsung’s Galaxy S8 comes with several biometric features — including one that could be fooled pretty easily, according to a report.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/05/samsungs-galaxy-s8-facial-recognition-has-big-flaw.html

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Beijing park unrolls high-tech plan to thwart toilet paper thieves

Beijing’s Temple of Heaven park is using facial recognition software to bring its bathrooms into the 21st Century and thwart thieves with a penchant for swiping its toilet paper stash.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/21/beijing-park-unrolls-high-tech-plan-to-thwart-toilet-paper-thieves.html

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Australia wants to replace passports with facial recognition technology

Australia is looking to replace passports with facial recognition technology, with trials set to begin in July.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/24/australia-wants-to-replace-passports-with-facial-recognition-technology.html

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Russian facial recognition app sparks interest, controversy

A facial recognition app out of Russia is raising eyebrows, both because of its abilities and the privacy concerns it sparks.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/14/russian-facial-recognition-app-sparks-interest-controversy.html

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MasterCard Will Put Selfies to Work for Authentication


MasterCard on Monday announced facial recognition and fingerprint technology that essentially would allow customers to take selfies to help authenticate their identity when engaged in mobile shopping. The rollout, which is planned for this summer in the U.S., Canada and part of Europe, follows a pilot of biometrics by MasterCard and International Card Services with Dutch participants. The 750 ABN AMRO cardholders who took part in the pilot were able to complete their purchases without PIN codes, passwords or confirmation codes, MasterCard said.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83148.html?rss=1

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Stop stores and airports from tracking your movements

Did you know that for several months Wal-Mart tested a facial recognition system that can pick an individual out of a crowd and track them automatically through a store? It’s true. Wal-Mart was mainly using the system to spot known shoplifters, but I’m sure you can think of more worrying purposes.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/11/28/stop-stores-and-airports-from-tracking-your-movements.html

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Fugitive captured by facial recognition technology after 14 years on the run

Facial recognition technology has helped the FBI capture a fugitive who had been on the run for 14 years.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/08/13/fugitive-captured-by-facial-recognition-technology-after-14-years-on-run/

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UK, the world’s most surveilled state, begins using automated face recognition to catch criminals

NeoFace facial recognition example, as used by the UK police
Police in the UK have become one of the first major police forces to deploy automated facial recognition technology to catch criminals. The British police will be using NEC’s NeoFace technology, which can match faces from crime scene photos or videos against a database of images in just a few seconds. Combined with the highest density of CCTV cameras of any country in the world, police body-worn cameras that are constantly recording, and a CSI-like smartphone and tablet app that allows for face and fingerprint matching in the field, it is rather hard to be a criminal in the UK nowadays.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/186435-uk-the-worlds-most-surveilled-state-begins-using-automated-face-recognition-to-catch-criminals

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