Facial Recognition

iris-scanner in action. (Carnegie Mellon University's CyLab Biometrics Center)

This Iris Scanner Can Identify You From 40 Feet Away

An iris scanner could soon be a new tool in police arsenal to identify a potentially dangerous subject before an officer ever comes in contact with them.


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11 Ways The Government Is Spying On You

You don’t have to read too far into the dystopian works of George Orwell’s 1984 or Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World before drawing up some similarities between fiction and real-world governments.


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Lost Dog App Using Facial Recognition Gains Traction Among Bay Area Animal Shelters

A smartphone app that uses help dog owners find their lost pets by using doggie facial recognition is gaining traction among animal shelters in the Bay Area.


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Facial-Recognition Vehicles In Development Through Intel & Ford

Automobiles will one day “know” who is in the driver’s seat, literally…


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Facial Recognition Device Could Help Prevent Road Rage

Do you know anyone who gets angry behind the wheel? A Swiss device in your car could help you avoid angry confrontations and road rage incidents.


Atheer founder Allen Yang models a prototype of his company's 3D facial recognition glasses. (CBS)

Bay Area Researcher Developing Facial Recognition Glasses To Help Stop Crime

Google Glass launched the first eyeglass computer. But soon a Mountain View startup will begin selling a 3D version with technology so sophisticated it could help crime fighters stop crime before it happens.



PayPal Testing Facial Recognition Program To Verify Mobile Payments

Recently kicking off in London borough Richmond upon Thames, the test includes 12 different merchants set up to accept PayPal payments, according to the company.


Facedeals, a Facebook app uses facial recognition to offer customers discounts at businesses. (redpepper)

Facebook App Uses Facial Recognition To Provide Deals

How much is your personal privacy worth to you? A new Facebook app uses facial recognition to offer customers discounts at businesses.



Facebook Buys Facial-Recognition Tech Company

Facebook is bringing one of its long-term vendors, facial-recognition technology company Face.com, in-house.