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Facebook AR Glasses

Facebook is considering a creepy new feature for its smart glasses

March 1st, 2021

Facebook is considering adding facial recognition support to its augmented reality glasses. The company is looking into the legal and privacy issues around allowing the smart glasses to use facial recognition to identify people in the user’s vicinity. Facebook is expected to launch its AR glasses at some point later this year. Facebook is developing …

Face ID

Brooklyn apartment residents revolt against plan for face-tracking cameras 

May 30th, 2019

Atlantic Plaza Towers is an apartment complex in Brooklyn where the landlord has been making preparations to add another layer to existing security elements that include cameras, security guards and key fobs that govern access to the complex. The new element is a facial recognition system that has creeped out some tenants enough that a …

The Trump administration wants to expand face-scanning at airports ASAP

March 11th, 2019

The Trump administration is pushing hard for the installation of facial recognition technology at the biggest airports in the US, with a goal of eventually using it to track every international passenger who passes through them. Including Americans. That’s according to documents uncovered by the Electronic Privacy Information Center, the contents of which were reported …

Microsoft facial recognition regulation

Microsoft CEO: Face recognition technology is basically the Wild West right now

January 24th, 2019

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has been beating the privacy drum hard this week during an appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, telling attendees that the US needs its own version of Europe’s new GDPR regulatory framework. And, speaking of regulations, he’s also been especially vocal that facial recognition technology desperately needs governmental oversight …

Galaxy S10 Vs iPhone XS

Galaxy S10 might include one of the iPhone’s most advanced features

December 26th, 2018

New code found in Samsung’s Android Pie update suggests that the company’s upcoming Galaxy S10 may include support for 3D facial recognition. While current Galaxy models already boast facial recognition, Samsung’s offering is far less secure than what Apple uses with Face ID, for example. The reason, quite simply, is that Samsung’s implementation relies upon …

Google Art Selfie App

Google’s viral art selfie app raises concerns of privacy and racism

January 17th, 2018

Google’s Arts & Culture mobile app has gone viral over the past week for the most unexpected reason. It’s able to compare a selfie with an extensive library of paintings and return the one that most closely matches the user’s face. That’s a nifty trick that can get you interested both in arts and facial …