Blog Posts Tagged with "Facial Recognition"

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If Facial Recognition Creeps You Out, What You Can Do About It

August 24, 2012 Added by:Theresa Payton

Facebook’s software isn’t just about placing a name with a face. If you think about how people use the like button, connect to groups, connect to each other, a tagged photo gives additional context. Hackers would love to have this information about you...

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FBI’s Facial Recognition is Coming to a State Near You

August 07, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The FBI wants to be able to search and identify people in photos of crowds and in pictures posted on social media sites—even if the people in those photos haven’t been arrested for or even suspected of a crime. The FBI may also want to incorporate those crowd or social media photos into its face recognition database...

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EU Weighs in on Face Recognition Applications

July 29, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Face recognition in online applications is particularly problematic as personal data is sometimes used out of context by employers and law enforcement. Therefore, European privacy officials’ opinion recommending various practices for these applications could not have come at a better time...

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Android Facial Recognition Feature Defeated by Photo

November 14, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"It was safe to assume that Google wouldn't let its face-recognition technology be bypassed using a photo but this confirms it. Good news for those who were worried about their friends hacking their smartphone by using a Facebook profile photo or something similar..."

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Facebook Implements New Privacy Feature

September 08, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Users will be prompted when another member tags them, and the content will not be displayed on the users wall publicly until approved. The new feature allows members more active control over the type of content they can be associated with at the request of other Facebook users...

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Disabling Facebook's Facial Recognition for Privacy

June 08, 2011 Added by:Headlines

What is truly annoying about Facebook's setup from a privacy perspective is that users have very little control over what other members post about them, particularly when it comes to photos and tagging, and the facial recognition feature further aggravates the situation...

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Feeling Like Somebody Is Watching You?

January 29, 2011 Added by:Theresa Payton

If you went to the airport, bank, or a store today, you probably expected to be watched. But those are the old school ways of being watched. Now, the smartphone in your pocket could watch you or your laptop webcam can watch you. Having an emotional reaction? There's a wristband monitor for that...

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When Computers Watch Us, Who Watches Them?

January 10, 2011 Added by:Theresa Payton

When security guards use surveillance TVs they apply acumen, logic, intuition and skill. Computers use face recognition software and behavior patterns. This has far reaching opportunities to improve lives but potentially at the cost of your privacy. That does not mean I am opposed to it...

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