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We Built an ‘Unbelievable’ Facial Recognition Machine For Cheap

Most people pass through some type of public space in their daily routine — sidewalks, roads, train stations. Thousands walk through Bryant Park every day. But we generally think that a detailed log of our location, and a list of the people we’re with, is private. Facial recognition, applied to the web of cameras that […]

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What machines can tell from your face

We are now living our lives in the age of facial recognition, and each new technology comes with its own pro’s and con’s. THE human face is a remarkable piece of work. The astonishing variety of facial features helps people recognise each other and is crucial to the formation of complex societies. So is the […]

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Canada lobbies against Trump push for biometric screening for visiting U.S.

Canada has launched a behind-the-scenes lobbying campaign against a push by Donald Trump to subject all visitors to the United States to biometric screening – such as finger-printing, retina scans or facial recognition tests – upon both entry and exit. The U.S. President’s call for the stepped-up use of such technology, meant to monitor whether […]