Tag: facial recognition

App security, Applications

Clearview AI agrees to permanent ban on selling facial recognition to private companies

May 9, 2022

Via: The Verge

Facial recognition surveillance company Clearview AI has agreed to permanently ban most private companies from using its service under a court settlement. The agreement, filed in Illinois court today, would settle a 2020 American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit that alleged […]

News and Press

TikTok agrees to $92 million settlement in class action privacy lawsuit

February 26, 2021

Via: Mashable

TikTok’s parent company ByteDance has agreed to pay a $92 million settlement in a lawsuit alleging it violated Illinois’ biometric privacy laws. The company still disputes the truth of the accusations against them, of course, but right now it just […]

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Suit against Google’s use of facial recognition on stored photos is tossed by judge

December 31, 2018

Via: Phone Arena

On Saturday, a U.S. District Judge in Chicago tossed a lawsuit against Google that had originally been filed in March 2016. According to Reuters, the suit claimed that Google violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act by using facial recognition […]

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Evidence for iPhone 8 face-unlocking mounts, as Apple acquires facial recognition startup

February 20, 2017

Via: Tech Radar

Recently, it’s been speculated that Apple may forgo its Touch ID feature on the upcoming iPhone 8 in favour of facial recognition, and the company’s latest acquisition seems to line up pretty neatly with this. Tel Aviv cybertech startup, Realface, […]


Google’s DeepMind Bests Lip-Reading Expert

November 24, 2016

Via: Geek

When I warn about the robot apocalypse, no one takes me seriously. But they really need to start.  Google’s DeepMind, which is currently one of the world’s most advanced machine learning systems, has just racked up another incredible win, this […]


Neural Networks Are Alarmingly Good at Identifying Blurred Faces

September 26, 2016

Via: Motherboard

In a world of ubiquitous smart-phone cameras, drones, and Google Street View cars, there’s probably never been a more important time to start protecting the identities of people unwittingly captured in photos and videos. But while websites like YouTube have […]

App security, Applications

Facial Recognition Can Be Hacked With Internet Images

August 22, 2016

Via: Pymnts

Facial recognition is supposed to make computing and banking much more secure, but just like most efforts to fight the bad guys, hackers can apparently infiltrate that, too. That’s according to a report by Wired, which showcased how researchers have […]


Hello Windows Hello: Firmware Update Adds Biometric Login To Surface Pro 4 And Surface Book

October 26, 2015

Via: Brett Howse

Just the other day, I posted my review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. One of the most exciting additions to the convertible tablet from Microsoft was the implementation of Windows Hello biometric login with the use of a facial […]


The future is here: New face recognition technology can work in the dark

August 3, 2015

Via: Yoni Heisler

It’s kind of crazy how quickly face detection and recognition technology managed to push its way into the mainstream. Over the past few years we’ve seen face recognition technology reach desktop photo software like iPhoto and even mass market smartphones […]