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The American taxpayer will no longer have to provide a facial scan for biometric verification as the IRS has decided to phase out the system, especially because it relied on a third party for analysis
Garry Kasparov, the former chess champion, has said that it's stupid that Facebook is being essentially forced into disabling its facial recognition technology while China gets away with it.
Facebook has said it's disabling facial recognition on its platform. It'll see a degrade in the quality of automatic alt text but the firm said it wants to wait for regulators to lay out rules.
Intel has unveiled the RealSense ID technology built to provide secure facial authentication by combining its RealSense depth-sensing camera with a special neural network. It also encrypts user data.
In a landmark judgment, the city of Portland banned the use of facial recognition technology by government as well as private agencies. A penalty of up to $1,000 a day can be claimed for violations.
Microsoft announced that it won't sell facial recognition technology to police departments in the U.S. until Congress passes stricter regulations surrounding the deployment and use of the technology.
The e-commerce and tech giant has decided to ban the use of Amazon Rekognition by police forces for a year until stricter regulation surrounding facial recognition software can be formulated.
IBM has announced that the company will no longer be selling facial recognition services and has called for a national dialogue on whether the systems should be employed by authorities at all.
The Metropolitan Police of London has decided to start using its Live Facial Recognition (LFR) technology in certain areas of the city, but the measure has raised concerns about privacy.
Microsoft is launching an investigation into a firm it funded in the summer of its alleged use in the West Bank. Microsoft said such use of the technology would go against its ethical principles.
A new patent has come to light which was published a few days ago by Apple. The document filed describes plans for a mixed reality headset which is capable of tracking facial expressions and gestures.
Google Pixel 4 renders have surfaced online, yet again. These, along with leaked screen shot images for the upcoming flagship device strongly point towards the inclusion of new sensors.
Microsoft's new patent features live information overlays for pictures of people, recognized through facial recognition. The displayed information could be linked with social media or messaging apps.
The Danish Superliga team, Brøndby IF, has collaborated with Panasonic in order to deploy facial recognition cameras around its stadium in order to keep blacklisted people from attending matches.
Setting a US precedent, the city of San Francisco is set to ban the use of facial recognition technology by local agencies and mandate the city's approval for new surveillance technology purchases.
Microsoft President, Brad Smith, has spoken out against activists who asked Microsoft not to sell facial recognition technologies to governments. He responded saying they should, but cautiously.
This year at CES, smart technology firm Tuya Smart looks set to announce its latest creation: an AI-enabled smart home security system capable of identifying and remembering faces.
Google Photos on the web is starting to suggest face merge for duplicate photo groups created for the same person. Before this update, merging duplicate groups was a somewhat manual activity.
Microsoft has appealed to the U.S. government to appoint a commission to regulate facial recognition technology, laying out various concerns that come with its proliferation among consumers.
Qantas and Sydney Airport have formed a partnership which will see how well facial recognition technology can optimise the airport experience. The firms want to see if they can speed things up.
The biometric camera could be making its way to Samsung's next-gen Galaxy S flagship, which will supposedly debut next year. The technology is supposed to work even in ambient light.
Microsoft's facial recognition technology has received new improvements, with error rates reduced by up to 20 times for men and women with darker skin and nine times for all women.
A new report indicates that the Korean company may be looking into implementing one of the defining features of the iPhone X into next year's flagship, while still including a fingerprint sensor.
The American Civil Liberties Union has obtained documents showing that Amazon has been selling its facial recognition technology to the police, and it's asking the company to stop doing so.
A California judge has ruled that Facebook must face a class-action lawsuit accusing the company of illicitly using facial recognition technology without the explicit consent of its users.
A wanted man in a concert filled with a crowd of 60,000 people, was succesfully recognized and arrested by the police, with the help of facial recognition tech and CCTV camera footage.
Facebook has started to notify users that it is rolling out facial recognition tools. While the features will be useful for some, but for others it will be a step too far with regards to privacy.
As we get closer to the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at the end of next month, more leaks are happening. Samsung has had its share and now we get more on features that may be in the S9 and S9+.
The acquisition of the three-year-old startup comes with no actual explanation of what the social media giant's plans are. But we do know that it has something to do with keeping the community safe.
Despite the crowning feature of the OnePlus 5T being its 18:9 AMOLED display, it still has a few other things to offer that makes it stand apart, with Face Unlock being one such example.
iPhone X owners have discovered that they are unable to approve family purchase requests using Face ID, and instead have to enter their Apple account password to approve each individual purchase.
Security researchers have found a vulnerability in the implementation of facial recognition with Windows Hello on some versions of Windows 10 that allow an attacker to use a printout to unlock PCs.
Facebook has announced some new face recognition tools on its social media platform which will stop malicious parties using pictures to impersonate another person. The tools will also help the blind.
The iPhone maker's new patent granted today uses the PrimeSense technology it acquired when it bought the company in 2013. The tech not only covers Face ID-style features, but gestures as well.
As the company unveiled its new Honor V10 handset today, it teased new facial recognition technology that could be 10 times better than Apple's current TrueDepth camera system. But it isn't ready yet.
Two Google researchers have used machine learning to determine when shoulder surfers are lurking behind you watching what you are doing on your mobile device. The tech will be on display next month.
It appears that Apple could be working on the next evolution of its six-core A11 Bionic chip set that would have eight cores. A new report claims the chip will power the next iPad Pro with Face ID.
Facial recognition is the next big thing that Apple thinks will secure its devices, ditching the fingerprint scanner in the iPhone X. However, a Vietnamese firm shows the tech still has a way to go.
China's Wuhan city has rolled out an update to its online traffic management platform which allows users to verify their identity with a face scan rather than having to provide physical ID.