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N.S.A. Collecting Millions Of Faces From Web Images

The New York Times | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics

The National Security Agency is harvesting huge numbers of images of people from communications that it intercepts through its global surveillance ope...

Why Kids Don't Have Signatures, and Banks Shouldn't Either

Brett King | Posted 07.04.2014 | Money
Brett King

In a recent UN/ICAO commissioned survey on the use of signatures in passports, a number of countries including the UK recommended phasing out the long...

Matt Sledge

FBI Keeps Secret How Massive Facial Recognition Database Will Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

The FBI could soon compare suspects' faces against a digital database of millions of photographs. That concerns some civil liberties advocates, who wo...

Facebook's New 'DeepFace' Program Is Just As Creepy As It Sounds

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 03.25.2014 | Technology

Facebook owns the world's largest photo library, and it now has the technology to match almost all the faces within it. Yes, even the ones you don't t...

Your Dog Knows Your Face--Even On Screen

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

It's no secret that dogs recognize their owners' faces in the flesh. But what happens when your canine companion is shown just a photo or video of you...

In The Future, Your iPhone Password Could Be Your Face

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 12.03.2013 | Technology

If your fingerprint isn't secure enough for you, you might be able to use your face to unlock your iPhone someday. Apple Insider reported Tuesday o...

The Surprising Thing Brad Pitt And I Have In Common

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

That afternoon, I was incentivized to do a little bit of research on facial blindness. Just how bad was my case, anyway?

Could Law Enforcement Leverage Facebook Data to Identify You?

Adam Levin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

Facebook's privacy policies have always been the subject of debate among its users. After all, when you're putting so much information online where anyone can see it, how upset can you be when the public sees it? But what if "the public" is law enforcement?

Forget Your Credit Card, Pay With Your Face

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 07.19.2013 | Technology

Earlier this week, Finnish startup Uniqul released a YouTube video advertising its pay-by-face authentication system. In Uniqul's imagined future,...

New Glasses Block Facial Recognition

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 06.21.2013 | Technology

If you're starting to see people wear Google Glass in your neighborhood and you're nervous about the privacy implications of the new technology, Japan...

Police Gain Access To State Facial-Recognition Databases: Report

The Washington Post | Posted 06.16.2013 | Crime

The faces of more than 120 million people are in searchable photo databases that state officials assembled to prevent driver’s-license fraud but th...

The Washington Post Got It Wrong: We Don't Need a National ID Card

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
Tarun Wadhwa

The Washington Post editorial board jumped into a center of a decades-old debate by declaring their support for a universal national identity card. In reality, implementing an American national identity card would be an expensive logistical and bureaucratic nightmare.

Intrepid Patient Helps Scientists Settle Brain Debate

| Posted 10.24.2012 | Science

By Elizabeth Norton The ability to recognize faces is so important in humans that the brain appears to have an area solely devoted to the task: the ...

Smile, the Government Is Watching: Next Generation Identification

John W. Whitehead | Posted 11.18.2012 | Technology
John W. Whitehead

Brace yourselves for the next wave in the surveillance state's steady incursions into our lives. It's coming at us with a lethal one-two punch.

Meet The FBI's $1 Billion Facial Recognition Program

New Scientist | Posted 11.07.2012 | Technology

As part of an update to the national fingerprint database, the FBI has begun rolling out facial recognition to identify criminals....

If Gadgets Could Only Read Our Faces..

BuzzFeed | Posted 08.14.2012 | Technology

Last week Affectiva, a startup developing emotion recognition technology, announced it had raised $12 million in funding, a pretty hefty sum for a sta...

Billboards and TVs Detect Your Face: Advertisers Salivate

XPRIZE | Posted 10.08.2012 | Technology
XPRIZE

Facial detection technology is making it feasible to do real-time measurement and analysis of advertisements in the physical world and predict the products you will want to buy, based on who you are or what you look like.

Gerry Smith

Facial Recognition Technology Threatens Privacy, Civil Liberties, Experts Warn

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.18.2012 | Technology

Technology used to identify people in photos has become widespread, and may threaten Americans' privacy and civil liberties if protections are not put...

New Facial Recognition Technology Aims To Identify Fine Art Subjects

Posted 05.09.2012 | Arts

What happens when facial recognition technology moves from studying terrorism to works of art? With a $25,000 startup grant from the National Endow...

WATCH: Billboard Knows If You're A Man Or Woman

Posted 02.27.2012 | Technology

An interactive billboard at a London bus stop can scan your face and determine if you're a man or a woman by using facial recognition technology. The ...

U.S. v. Jones: The Battle for the Fourth Amendment Continues

John W. Whitehead | Posted 03.25.2012 | Crime
John W. Whitehead

As Justice Samuel Alito recognizes in his concurring judgment, physical intrusion is now unnecessary to many forms of invasive surveillance.

Google Announces Big New Android Upgrade: See The Features

The Huffington Post | Jason O. Gilbert | Posted 12.18.2011 | Technology

(Updated with photos and more features). Summer may have ended, but Android users are getting ready for some Ice Cream Sandwich. In a joint even...

Facial Recognition: Computers Lag Behind Humans

Posted 11.06.2011 | Technology

By Carl Bialik, Wall Street Journal My print column this week examined facial-recognition software, and the confusing numbers about its accuracy. A...

Data and Inference: They'll Drink Our Milkshakes

Christina Gagnier | Posted 10.08.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

In the privacy and data debate over the last two years, the movie There Will Be Blood has often come to mind.

When Facial Recognition Goes Wrong

Boston.com | Posted 09.27.2011 | Technology

John H. Gass hadn’t had a traffic ticket in years, so the Natick resident was surprised this spring when he received a letter from the Massachusetts...