facial recognition

  1. AlphaAtlas

    Flickr Photos Were Used to Train IBM Facial Recognition

    IBM, and a number of other researchers and institutions, have made extensive use of a Yahoo!-curated Flickr database for their facial recognition development efforts, and according to a recent report from NBC, this is raising concerns among privacy experts and the subjects within those photos...
  2. cageymaru

    China Uses Facial Recognition to Crackdown on Illegal Subletting in Public Housing

    China has devised a facial-recognition smart lock that allows the government to crackdown on illegal subletting in public housing. Like most countries, China has limited space and resources to dedicate to public housing for older and poor citizens. In many instances, these tenants are illegally...
  3. cageymaru

    Amazon Patent Melds Facial Recognition Technology with Ring Doorbell Cameras

    Amazon has been recently granted a patent that brings its facial recognition technology to its Ring doorbell business. According to the ACLU, the patent will allow homeowners to scan the faces of strangers that pass by their homes and cross-reference the image with a database of suspicious...
  4. cageymaru

    Concert Venues Use Facial Recognition to Identify Stalkers and VIPs

    Concert venues and organizers are turning to facial recognition solutions to identify security threats such as stalkers and important individuals who are to be treated as VIPs. Taylor Swift fans were unknowingly scanned at a kiosk that displayed rehearsal clips of the star at her Rose Bowl...
  5. cageymaru

    Tencent Will Use a Police Database to Verify the Identity of Mobile Gamers

    Tencent is determined to get back into the good graces of Chinese censors after the Chinese government stopped approving new video game licenses to fight myopia. First they added facial recognition to the popular mobile game "Honor of Kings" as an age check. Now they are beginning to verify...
  6. cageymaru

    Chinese Felons Use a Keycard and Stolen Guard Uniforms to Escape

    Official newspaper Beijing Youth Daily has reported that two Chinese prisoners serving life sentences for such crimes as murder and robbery, have escaped from Lingyuan No 3 Prison in Liaoning province. Initially it was reported that they used only a keycard and stolen guard uniforms to make the...
  7. AlphaAtlas

    Mobile Game Uses Facial Recognition to Check User Age

    Age restrictions in games are nothing new, but the actual enforcement of those restrictions is a murky area. One of China's largest publishers, Tencent, appears to be cracking down on the issue, as they're introducing facial recognition technology into the mobile MOBA Honour of Kings. The...
  8. FrgMstr

    Orlando, FL Pulls Back on Testing Amazon's Facial Recognition

    We told you a little over a month ago that Amazon was rolling out facial recognition systems to law enforcement for testing in Orlando, FL. Apparently the push back from civil liberties groups has gotten to be more than the Police Department can bear. It has now announced that it will no...
  9. DooKey

    Facial Recognition Coming to a Concert Near You

    Ticketmaster wants to try out facial recognition at some live events to see if it will help with admissions and access to restricted areas. Also, if you have a payment option attached to your Ticketmaster account they can use facial recognition to speed up payment for concessions. However, by...
  10. DooKey

    Chinese Police Using Surveillance Sunglasses to Catch Criminals

    China has begun using facial-recogniton sunglasses connected to an internal database to catch criminals that otherwise might escape detection in crowds. This technology supposedly identifies individuals in a 10K person database in a tenth of a second. Of course we should expect this kind of...
  11. cageymaru

    Pay for Goods with Your Face in China

    In China, they have adopted technology that allows you to pay for goods with your face. A facial recognition startup called Face++ can track 83 unique traits about your face to allow you into buildings, track your movements through each room in the building, pay for goods at a store, etc...
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