FBI Facial Recognition Program

The FBI has released documents revealing its goal of having a fully operational facial recognition database by summer [...]

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NSA Facial Recognition Program

The National Security Agency’s (NSA) reliance on facial recognition technology has grown substantially over the past four years, as the agency has explored the uses of new software to exploit the numerous images included in emails, text messages, social media, videoconferences and other communications. It was recently revealed that the NSA collects millions of online images and uses facial recognition software to track suspected [...]

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Facebook’s Facial Verification Improved

This article discusses Facebook’s latest development on the deep learning and facial verification technology front: DeepFace. Although it tows the line on user privacy, it remains purely a research [...]

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Facebook’s Facial Verification Works… but not in Europe

After a debacle with both the Irish and German data protection authorities, Facebook was forced to delete all of its European photo tagging facial recognition data. The facial recognition software and tagging feature drew much controversy and was said to have violated European data protection [...]

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Privacy vs. Security in France - Part 6

French citizens are beginning to weigh sacrificing the privacy held so dearly in the name of security. After listening to a round table forum with several well known French privacy advocates and security researchers, Shal “realized the antagonism between security & privacy was thinking all along that not getting the debate to some extent translated into other languages would be very unfortunate.
The participants tackle the deployment of cameras over Paris, face recognition, RFID usage etc. This is part 6 of the [...]

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