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Apple’s FaceID – A Powerful Tool for Mass Spying?

Wired reported that, last Tuesday, Apple unveiled a new line of phones with one feature immediately falling under scrutiny: FaceID, a tool that would use facial recognition to identify individuals and unlock their phones. So why all the anxiety?

Source: Apple’s FaceID – A Powerful Tool for Mass Spying?

AI Will Soon Identify Protesters With Their Faces Partly Concealed

The research has troubling implications for protestors and other dissidents, who often work to make sure they aren’t ID’d at protests and other demonstrations by covering their faces with scarves or by wearing sunglasses. “To be honest when I was trying to come up with this method, I was just trying to focus on criminals,” Amarjot Singh, one of the researchers behind the paper and a Ph.D student at Cambridge University, told me on a phone call.

Source: AI Will Soon Identify Protesters With Their Faces Partly Concealed – Motherboard

Facial recognition is here. The iPhone X is just the beginning.

Apple’s new smartphone will unlock using face recognition, thanks to infrared and 3D sensors. This technology is spreading – and complacency is not an option.

Source: Facial recognition is here. The iPhone X is just the beginning | Clare Garvie | Opinion | The Guardian

What machines can tell from your face

Technology is rapidly catching up with the human ability to read faces. In America facial recognition is used by churches to track worshippers’ attendance; in Britain, by retailers to spot past shoplifters. This year Welsh police used it to arrest a suspect outside a football game. In China it verifies the identities of ride-hailing drivers, permits tourists to enter attractions and lets people pay for things with a smile. Apple’s new iPhone is expected to use it to unlock the homescreen.

Source: What machines can tell from your face

Driver’s license facial recognition tech leads to 4,000 arrests

The state of New York says its driver’s license facial recognition technology has led to the arrest of 4,000 people in connection to identify theft or fraud crimes. This number is likely to skyrocket in the wake of the state doubling the number of measurement points for photographs.

Source: Driver’s license facial recognition tech leads to 4,000 New York arrests | Ars Technica

Big brother in Berlin: Face recognition technology gets tested

From August, a train station in Berlin will be the testing ground for surveillance cameras with biometric face recognition capability. Here is an overview of the most important information and a look at the controversy.

Source: Big brother in Berlin: Face recognition technology gets tested | Germany | DW | 31.07.2017

Disney turns to AI to track filmgoers’ true feelings about its films

Movie studios have a long tradition of testing out new films to see how audiences react before launching them in wide release. But with their latest research innovation — one based on artificial intelligence — Disney is taking it to a whole new level.

Source: Watching you, watching it: Disney turns to AI to track filmgoers’ true feelings about its films – Technology & Science – CBC News

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