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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

Google Chrome Will Soon Warn You of Software That Performs MitM Attacks

Google Chrome 63 will include a new security feature that will detect when third-party software is performing a Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attack that hijacks the user’s Internet connection.

Source: Google Chrome Will Soon Warn You of Software That Performs MitM Attacks

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

Teralytics wants to tap telcos’ big data to help cities get smarter about Uber and Lyft

Big data is an expansive umbrella with startups of all stripes squatting under it. Even as the most successful and powerful data miners of the modern web are undoubtedly the dominant consumer platforms — Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon in the West, and China’s WeChat in Asia — whose vast digital empires yield them both quantity and quality of data to use as they please.

Source: Teralytics wants to tap telcos’ big data to help cities get smarter about Uber and Lyft | TechCrunch

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

Better data compliance through smarter data visualization

Data is at the heart of the modern digital business. It defines how users engage and interact with a business. Understanding and analyzing customer content is, of course, not a new pursuit. The whole field of big data is a response to the need to better understand and anticipate customer behaviors by understanding the digital footprints they leave behind.

Source: Seeing is believing: Better data compliance through smarter data visualization

The era of blind faith in big data must end

Algorithms decide who gets a loan, who gets a job interview, who gets insurance and much more — but they don’t automatically make things fair. Mathematician and data scientist Cathy O’Neil coined a term for algorithms that are secret, important and harmful: “weapons of math destruction.” Learn more about the hidden agendas behind the formulas.

Watch TED talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/cathy_o_neil_the_era_of_blind_faith_in_big_data_must_end

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