Facebook has started pushing European and Canadian users into giving its controversial facial recognition technology free reign to run rampant over their photos and videos.
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Unlocking your computer with a smile might save you four seconds, but you might be in danger of losing a lot more by relying solely on your face for security.
Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.
It’s easy to phone up a celebrity on Instagram following security breach, facial recognition at Notting Hill Carnival can’t tell the girls from the boys, and companies are spying on their workers’ activities.
All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by special guest David Bisson.
As new technologies develop, it’s worth reminding ourselves that just because we can do something doesn’t mean that we should. Often a new technology can bring plenty of new opportunities to do amazing things, but that doesn’t mean that it cannot also be ripe for abuse.
Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.
In our pursuit of greater security, we must not throw away our fundamental human rights for privacy.
If the thought of Facebook facial recognition and internet surveillance sends a chill down your spine, then maybe you’re the ideal audience for new ultra-low budget sci-fi movie “Nightmare Code”.
Facebook’s facial recognition technology has always struck me as one of the creepiest parts of the social network, and now it looks like it may become even more powerful.
If this is true, it’s creepy.
An upcoming app for smartphones and Google Glass claims to let you take a photo of a complete stranger, and then automatically scan millions of photos uploaded to social networking and dating profiles to see if it can find a match.
Tesco is introducing face-scanning technology at its petrol stations across the UK - so it can target you with adverts.
Take the poll, and tell us what you think.
The unintentional capture of facial images has become “a social problem”, and Google Glass and social networks will make it worse.
But has a Japanese professor come up with a novel high-tech solution?
Facebook has introduced a new feature for iPhone, iPad and Android users which means you can automatically sync any photos you take on your mobile device with your Facebook account.
Here’s what you should know before you enable the feature.
Do you want Facebook to know what you look like? Do you want Facebook to recommend to your friends that they should tag you in a photograph?
If not, it’s time to change your privacy settings.
A product called “PrivateEye” uses your computer’s webcam to identity your face. While you’re looking at the screen, PrivateEye’s facial recognition software knows not to do anything - but as soon as you look away, the contents of your screen become an unintelligible blur.