facial recognition technology

facial recognition technology

The new totalitarianism of surveillance technology | Naomi Wolf

www.guardian.co.uk
If you think that 24/7 tracking of citizens by biometric recognition systems is paranoid fantasy, just read the industry newslettersA software engineer in my Facebook community wrote recently about his outrage that when he visited Disneyland, and went on a ride, the theme park offered him the photo of himself...
The new totalitarianism of surveillance technology | Naomi Wolf

Facebook Acquires Facial Recognition Technology Company Face.com

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As has been rumored for weeks, Facebook has acquired facial recognition technology company Face.com. It’s a complete acquisition, which means both talent and technology will now become Facebook’s in the deal. “People who use Facebook enjoy sharing photos and memories with their friends,” a Facebook spokesperson told AllThingsD in a...
Facebook Acquires Facial Recognition Technology Company Face.com

Facial Recognition Technology Didn't Help The Search For The Boston Bombers, Says Police Chief

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Edward Davis says that the identification system used by the city "came up empty." The breakthrough came as a result of a mixture of citizen journalism, police legwork, and technology--one agent watched the same video clip 400 times. The police investigation into last week's Boston Marathon bombing, and the...
Facial Recognition Technology Didn't Help The Search For The Boston Bombers, Says Police Chief

Facebook spent $715M on Instagram, $87M on other acquisitions this year

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Facebook spent $87 million so far this year on business acquisitions not including its Instagram purchase, the company revealed in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission today. Facebook spent $521 million on Instagram — $300 million of which was in cash, the rest in vested shares of Class...
Facebook spent $715M on Instagram, $87M on other acquisitions this year

Google Glass not to allow face recognition for now

www.pcworld.com
Google will not allow face recognition on its Glass wearable computer for now, until there are strong privacy protections."We've been listening closely to you, and many have expressed both interest and concern around the possibilities of facial recognition in Glass," the company's Project Glass wrote in a post on...
Google Glass not to allow face recognition for now

Facial Recognition Technology Is Now Available For Google Glass

www.businessinsider.com
The new software from Lamda Labs, who are based in San Francisco, raises the prospect of never forgetting a face again, and also of internet recommendations for who Google Glass wearers should meet at large social gatherings. It will launch to computer programmers in days. Google has been at pains to...
Facial Recognition Technology Is Now Available For Google Glass

Congress sends Google a list of questions about privacy and Glass

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Today a bipartisan Congressional privacy caucus sent Google a letter with eight questions regarding a topic that's caused a lot of speculation: how will privacy be protected by Google Glass? The headsets can take photos and video in a more discreet manner than raising a smartphone or a camera and...
Congress sends Google a list of questions about privacy and Glass

Facial regonition tech is rocketing ahead of laws that can control it

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"Many Americans don't realize they're already in a facial recognition database," Jennifer Lynch, a staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said Wednesday in a hearing on the technology. Addressing Senator Al Franken and the Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law, Lynch pointed out that there is a painful...
Facial regonition tech is rocketing ahead of laws that can control it
Facebook spent $1.61M on lobbying expenses in first half of 2012

Intel aims to launch interactive TV service despite obstacles

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The chipmaker is eyeing a new TV service that would use facial-recognition technology to more accurately target ads to viewers. [Read more]...
Intel aims to launch interactive TV service despite obstacles
On The Verge returns tomorrow with Senator Al Franken, Mary Jo Foley, and Chipocrite!

Google confirms it's buying facial recognition firm Viewdle

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It's official -- Google's Motorola Mobility acquires the Ukrainian maker of facial recognition technology that automatically tags photos. [Read more]...
Google confirms it's buying facial recognition firm Viewdle

Facebook rumored to be in talks to buy Face.com

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Deal for Israel-based facial-recognition technology company is said to be valued between $80 million and $100 million. [Read more]...
Facebook rumored to be in talks to buy Face.com
Congressional report says drones could spell the death of privacy

Stylecaster Acquires Beauty Tool And Facial Recognition Startup Daily Makeover

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Interactive fashion community StyleCaster has acquired facial recognition startup and beauty tool Daily Makeover. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but StyleCaster says that the company has raised an additional $2 million in funding. StyleCaster aims to be a one-stop-shop for fashionistas. The online fashion community encourages users...
Stylecaster Acquires Beauty Tool And Facial Recognition Startup Daily Makeover

Facial Recognition Start-Up Cortica Raises $7 Million

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Israeli-based facial recognition technology start-up Cortica announced on Thursday a $7 million round of venture funding, backed by Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-Shing’s Horizons Ventures and former Endemol Group CEO Ynon Kreiz. Cortica had previously raised $4 million in angel funding. The company’s commercial team will move from Israel to...
Facial Recognition Start-Up Cortica Raises $7 Million
On The Verge returns July 26th with Senator Al Franken and Mary Jo Foley
Germany to Facebook: Facial-recognition feature is breaking the law

How to Keep Facebook From Recognizing Your Face

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Now that Facebook has bought facial recognition vendor Face.com, many users are worried that the giant social network will use the technology to infringe on their privacy. While you can’t stop Facebook from grabbing the facial-recognition data, there are ways to limit the service’s use of that information. Security...
How to Keep Facebook From Recognizing Your Face

Hamburg's Data Commissioner Doesn't Want To Let Facebook Off The Hook On Facial Recognition

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Earlier today European regulators collectively scored a victory for privacy when the Irish Data Protection Commissioner revealed it had managed to get Facebook to drop all facial recognition activity on its platform, as part of a wider investigation and process to get Facebook more in line with EU regulations —...
Hamburg's Data Commissioner Doesn't Want To Let Facebook Off The Hook On Facial Recognition

Sprint Grows LTE Lineup With Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, LG Smartphones

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With Sprint’s 4G LTE network rolling out to 100 more cities in the coming months, the carrier is continuing to add to its selection of compatible smartphones and tablets with the introduction of four new devices today. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, LG Optimus G, LG Mach and Sprint...
Sprint Grows LTE Lineup With Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, LG Smartphones
Google and Samsung: with partners like these, who needs enemies?

Orbeus Trains Machines To Recognize Faces, Emotions, Broccoli

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Facebook has been taking a lot of flack lately over Face.com, the startup it reportedly acquired for roughly $60 million for its facial-recognition technology, which is creating a a whole new set of privacy concerns for the social network. But a new visual recognition engine developed by startup Orbeus aims...
Orbeus Trains Machines To Recognize Faces, Emotions, Broccoli

Facebook purchases Face.com and its facial recognition software

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Facebook has purchased Face.com, a startup that develops facial recognition technology for mobile devices. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the purchase could give Facebook a way to introduce new photo-sharing capabilities. Face.com announced the acquisition on its site this morning: We love building products, and like our friends...
Facebook purchases Face.com and its facial recognition software

For Its Upcoming Photo Hack Day, Aviary Announces Big Prizes and Says Gutten Tag to Berlin

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This coming Saturday and Sunday, Aviary is hosting the second installment of its baller photo hackathon, often touted as "the world's largest photo hack day," though we're not sure there's that much competition. At last year's event more than 175 developers produced 40+ hacks, a number of which were...
For Its Upcoming Photo Hack Day, Aviary Announces Big Prizes and Says Gutten Tag to Berlin

Is Facebook's Facial Recognition That Scary?

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There has been some concern here and there about Facebook's face recognition technology, though I will admit that I still don't see it as being that concerning. It only works on people who you're already listed as being "friends" with -- not just randomly identifying people in crowds or anything....
Is Facebook's Facial Recognition That Scary?
Tonight! On The Verge with Senator Al Franken, Mary Jo Foley, and Chipocrite!
"Hallucinating" a face, new software could have ID'd Boston bomber
The Creepiest Google Glass Feature Has Been Banned: Np Facial Recognition Apps Allowed
Lots of investment in facial recognition, but are we any safer?
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