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Tired of relying on focus groups to test ads? Affectiva's facial-reading software knows what people watching your ad really think at any moment. NOT BUYING IT Affdex software gauges moment-to-moment reactions to ads so companies can tweak them accordingly.
At the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, researchers from Carnegie Mellon demonstrated how the same facial recognition technology used to tag Facebook photos could be used to identify random people on the street . This facial recognition technology, when combined with geo-location, could fundamentally change our notions of personal privacy. In Europe, facial recognition technology has already stirred up its share of controversy, with German regulators threatening to sue Facebook up to half-a-million dollars for violating European privacy rules. But it's not only Facebook - both Google (with PittPatt ) and Apple (with Polar Rose ) are also putting the finishing touches on new facial recognition technologies that could make it easier than ever before to connect our online and offline identities.
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Two porn companies are courting web surfers to upload photos they find online to the companies' free facial-recognition, face-matching database services.
FBI launch facial recognition program
Further update 27 Nov 2012: It is reported that new facial recognition services invite you to upload photos to find look alikes in pornography. That is, you can find out if the "girl next door" has a secret life.
It could be time for you to start worrying about what Facebook might be doing with the identity information collected on you and "tagged" photos.
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News By Grant Gross
Photo Tag Suggest , Tag My Face , Klik , FaceLook , Age Meter , FaceLock , and Visidon AppLock —the list grows by the day. These recent online and mobile applications apply face recognition technology to photos of individuals to identify or categorize them or to verify their identities. While often fun and convenient for users, these applications also raise privacy concerns for the individuals whose data is collected and used in the process.
Once in a while, it's nice to be able to blend into the crowd, especially for those who could use a break from being constantly digitally connected.
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EPIC calls for moratorium
For Your Information: 12/23/2011 Federal Trade Commission staff is seeking public comments on the issues raised at a recent FTC workshop exploring facial recognition technology and the privacy and security implications raised by its increasing use. The December 8, 2011, public workshop, "Face Facts: A Forum on Facial Recognition Technology," focused on the current and future commercial applications of facial detection and recognition technologies, and explored an array of current uses of these technologies, possible future uses and benefits, and potential privacy and security concerns.
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August 01, 2011 — CSO — Facebook will reach likely reach one billion users this year or next.
“Minority Report” Scanners Are Coming: Company Receives $15 Million to Develop Long-Range Facial Recognition TechnologyThey might not light up our eyes, but long-range facial recognition cameras are sure to light up computer databases with our whereabouts, criminal records, possibly even our shopping tendencies. Ever heard of a company called Digital Signal Corporation ?
Et si la loi qui interdit la dissimulation du visage dans l'espace public s'avérait être un danger pour la protection de la vie privée ?
iPhone face recognition
Face Recognition at Pizza Hut and KFC
Alessandro Acquisti FB face recognition
It is possible to identify strangers and gain their personal information - perhaps even their social security numbers - by using face recognition software and social media profiles, according to a new study by Carnegie Mellon University's Alessandro Acquisti and his research team. The results of the study will be presented 4 August at Black Hat, a security conference in Las Vegas.
Google acquires Like.com
Google acquired PittPatt
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