iPhone X Face ID already tricked by $200 mask

When Apple announced it was getting rid of Touch ID for facial recognition, the company said it was a more secure option with only a one in 1,000,000 chance of being hacked.

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Android Devs May Follow Apple's Face ID Lead

Apple’s use of facial recognition to unlock its iPhone X may open the gates for developers champing at the bit to bring the technology to the Android world. Face ID, which will replace fingerprint scanning in Apple’s new $1,000 iPhone X, uses Apple’s TrueDepth 3D camera to verify the owner of a phone and unlock it. Android developers have been working on similar systems and are close to bringing them to market, said George Brostoff, CEO of Sensible Vision. “A lot of the Android photo OEMs have been looking at facial recognition,” he said.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Disney theme parks could harness foot recognition technology

Disney has received a patent for foot recognition technology that could be used to improve the guest experience at the entertainment giant’s theme parks.

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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.

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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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Apple again breaks Touch ID for some iPhone and iPad users with iOS 9.1

Article Image A number of iPhone and iPad owners are reporting Touch ID fingerprint recognition and stability issues after updating to the latest version of iOS 9, problems similar to those that cropped up in iOS 8.

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PS World Deals: $600 off 13" MacBook Air, $300 off iMac 5K, $600 of MacBook Pros, $260 off Phanton 2 Vision & $900 off Mac Pros

In recognition of the 2015 Photoshop World conference, B&H Photo this week is aggressively discounting some Macs and Photography-related gear, knocking $600 off a fully-loaded 13″ MacBook Air, $300 off a key iMac 5K model, $300-$900 off select Mac Pros, $520-$600 off some MacBook Pros, $40-$45 off WD Passport Drives, 10-30% off photography gear, and more.

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Apple acquires dozens of biometric authentication patents from Virginia-based Privaris

Evidence that Apple is planning significant overhauls to its Touch ID fingerprint recognition system continues to mount, with the company reportedly acquiring more than two dozen biometric authentication patents from privately-held Virginia firm Privaris.

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Apple highlights accessibility in iOS apps, Apple Watch for Global Awareness Accessibility Day

In recognition of Global Awareness Accessibility Day on May 21, Apple has showcased a series of iOS apps and published a podcast highlighting its efforts to make Apple Watch easy to use for people with disabilities.

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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.

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Apple loses voice recognition patent suit in China, faces legal challenges over Siri

A Beijing court has affirmed the validity of a voice recognition patent — held by China’s Shanghai Zhizhen Network Technology Co. — that Apple is accused of infringing with Siri, clearing the way for the resolution of a long-pending intellectual property case that could see the personal digital assistant muted in China.

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