Tag Archives: Facial Recognition

Facial-Recognition Company That Works With Law Enforcement Says Entire Client List Was Stolen

by Betsy Swan, Daily Beast

Clearview AI, which contracts with law enforcement after reportedly scraping 3 billion images from the web, now says someone got “unauthorized access” to its list of customers.

A facial-recognition company that contracts with powerful law-enforcement agencies just reported that an intruder stole its entire client list, according to a notification the company sent to its customers. 

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Sony promises better face identification through depth-sensing lasers

by Vlad Savov, The Verge

Production is set to ramp up in late summer 2019, just in time for a deluge of new Android and Apple devices.

Sony, the global leader in imaging sensors — both for smartphones and professional DSLR and mirrorless cameras — is eager to establish itself as the go-to supplier for the next generation of visual-processing chips with a set of new 3D sensors. Speaking withBloomberg last week, Sony’s sensor division boss Satoshi Yoshihara said Sony plans to ramp up production of chips to power front and rear 3D cameras in late summer, responding to demand from multiple smartphone manufacturers. Though Yoshihara is geeked about the potential for augmented reality applications, the most intriguing aspect of this new tech would appear to be a better form of face identification than we currently have.

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Facial recognition will replace passports in Australia

by Steve Dent, Engadget

International airport arrivals could “literally just walk out like at a domestic airport.”

Australia has started implementing biometric facial, iris and fingerprint recognition in airports, allowing passengers to go through without showing a passport or even talking to anyone. The “Seamless Traveler” project is aimed at creating a “fast, seamless self-processing experience for up to 90 percent of travelers,” so that border control can focus on high-risk passengers. The handy, but invasive-sounding plan would allow international travelers to “literally just walk out like at a domestic airport,” security analyst John Coyne told Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald.

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Facial Recognition Technology Raises Privacy Concerns

by Catherine Chapman, NBC News

A new immersive experience for moviegoers is highlighting privacy concerns surrounding facial recognition technology that’s being deployed by governments and the private sector.

“RIOT” by British filmmaker Karen Palmer simulates a protest scenario, employing facial recognition technologies to determine how a user would react in a real-world situation.

“If you’re walking down the street, you can look around and see if there’s a cop,” Palmer said. “But how can you fight facial detection from a device across the street? It’s so invisible. I’m using the same toolset to teach you how to empower and understand yourself better.” Continue reading Facial Recognition Technology Raises Privacy Concerns

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