Will the New iPhone Come With Facial Recognition Technology?

There are several ways to unlock and secure your mobile phone. When it comes to the iPhone, the fingerprint scanner is one of the most popular options available. However, this method has its limitations, which is why Apple has been…

MasterCard Is Using Facial Recognition for Online Purchases

Biometric security is on the rise, by all reports. One recently suggested that by 2019, over 770 million biometric authentication applications will be downloaded each year. Right now that number is about six million. Apple and other smartphone makers are…

Facebook’s Facial Recognition Is Getting So Good It Doesn’t Need Faces

Facial recognition technology, when deployed on a site like Facebook, is both convenient and disconcerting. Amazing but creepy. If you upload a lot of photos, Facebook’s facial recognition technology is great. Ain’t nobody got time to tag. As it stands,…

Facebook’s New App Isn’t Available in Europe Thanks to Facial Recognition Fears

Earlier this week, Facebook launched yet another standalone app. It’s called Moments, and it lets friends easily sync photos with each other. Here’s how product manager Will Ruben describes the app: “Syncing photos with the Moments app is a private…

Anne Boleyn Portraits May Not Be Her, Scientists Say

Anne Boleyn is one of the most controversial characters in history. Her three year marriage to Henry VIII changed the face of England as it was known at the time. They changed laws, traditions, and even the national religion when…

Google Glass Won’t Get Facial Recognition Software… Yet

Google is no stranger to privacy debates, but Google Glass seems to have really struck a nerve with privacy proponents. It seemed like we were on the verge of an entirely new debate when a third-party developer announced its intentions…

The Earth’s Many Faces Spotted On Google Maps

Considering all the concern out there about privacy implications of facial recognition technology, it’s nice to see the technology being put to more creative, less troublesome uses. Design lab onformative has used its facial recognition algorithm to scan the Earth…

Should Facial Recognition Be Allowed On Google Glass?

The “Terminator” films have been mentioned more than a handful of times in discussions about Google Glass, and this is not going to do anything to make the comparison less relevant. Facial recognition is reportedly coming to Google Glass, potentially…

Facebook’s Face.com Might Come to Tag the Entire Internet

It was reported yesterday the Facebook acquired Israeli facial recognition app Face.com for roughly $100 million. The app is assumed to be capable of inadvertently bolstering higher mobile ad revenues by keeping better tabs on the social network’s book of…

Facebook May Buy (Part of) Face.com [RUMOR]

UPDATE: TechCrunch is now saying that this acquisition is a done deal. The rumor gears are getting warm in regard to Facebook. Of course, rumors are only fun because there’s an innate uncertainty about them that excites people into believing…