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Passé passwords give way to biometric authentication

This is a guest post by Patrick Salyer, CEO of Gigya Many consumers use Twitter as their “go-to” resource for…

 

Snapchat acquires 3D selfies app developer Seene

A couple of months ago, Snapchat quietly acquired 3D photo app developer Seene (also known as Obvious Engineering) which allows…

 

Russian photographer uses facial recognition in social media experiment

A recent project entitled ‘Your face is big data’ saw an art school student photograph people who happened to sit…

 

Google Photos expands facial recognition tagging feature to international users

Google has expanded availability of its facial tagging feature, which was previously only available to U.S. users of its new…

 

Australian government may add social media photos to national biometrics database

Australia’s attorney general’s department has confirmed that the federal government is considering taking photos from social media sites and adding…

 

Major report on surveillance in Canada released

While most people are familiar with surveillance cameras and airport security, relatively few are aware of the extent to which…

 

Facebook looks to beef up facial recognition tagging with DeepFace

Basic facial recognition software is getting pretty good at recognizing well-light faces looking straight at the camera, but 3D visualizing…

 

Facebook discloses government data requests

In a bid to be more transparent, Facebook has begun to publish the number of requests it receives from governments for user…

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