Sunday, November 13, 2011

Face Recognition Moves From Sci-Fi to Social Media - NYTimes.com

On a related note, see Face Unlock Tricked: Man Unlocks Galaxy Nexus Using Picture, Exposes Android Flaw

As SceneTap suggests, techniques like facial detection, which perceives human faces but does not identify specific individuals, and facial recognition, which does identify individuals, are poised to become the next big thing for personalized marketing and smart phones. That is great news for companies that want to tailor services to customers, and not so great news for people who cherish their privacy. The spread of such technology — essentially, the democratization of surveillance — may herald the end of anonymity.

Face Recognition Moves From Sci-Fi to Social Media - NYTimes.com

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