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Rappler's latest stories on facial recognition


Facebook's settlement puts spotlight on 'biometric privacy'

Feb 02, 2020 - 10:46 AM

The settlement in the US could have wide-ranging implications for Facebook and other tech firms using facial recognition technology, and highlights the potential for state laws to force changes in privacy practices

FACIAL RECOGNITION AND FACEBOOK. A Facebook employee walks by a sign displaying the 'Like' sign at Facebook's corporate headquarters campus in Menlo Park, California. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

How Londoners trick facial recognition tech

Jan 25, 2020 - 8:30 AM

A group of Londoners defy security cameras by walking through the city in surreal face paint

FOOLING TECHNOLOGY. Image adapted from work by Sofiya Voznaya for Coda Story

China facial recognition case puts Big Brother on trial

Jan 08, 2020 - 2:17 PM

Domestic media call Guo Bing's suit against the Hangzhou Safari Park in eastern China the first of its kind in the country, and the public reaction has exposed fears that technology is outpacing legal safeguards

FACIAL RECOGNITION. This file photo taken on August 21, 2019 shows a woman using a facial recognition device installed at an IFuree Go self-service supermarket in Tianjin. File photo by Nicolas Asfouri/ AFP

China introduces mandatory face scans for phone users

Dec 01, 2019 - 2:35 PM

Online, Chinese social media users react with a mix of support and worry over the December 1 facial verification notice, with some voicing concerns their biometric data could be leaked or sold

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Russia is building one of the world’s largest facial recognition networks

Nov 11, 2019 - 8:00 AM

According to some projections, it may even be bigger than China’s 200 million camera system

FACIAL RECOGNITION. Graphics by Gogi Kamushadze for Coda Story.

Beijing eyes facial recognition tech for metro security

Oct 30, 2019 - 3:59 PM

The city plans to install cameras which will scan passengers' faces as they enter a subway station and sort them into different security channels, says Zhan Minghui, director of the Beijing Rail Traffic Control Center

Universal Studios park in China to have facial recognition tech

Oct 17, 2019 - 5:51 PM

The facial recognition technology is part of a host of services owned by Alibaba which will be integrated into Universal's theme park

NOW WITH FACIAL RECOGNITION. American and Chinese officials attend the gala opening of Universal Studios' new theme show in Beijing on September 16. Photo by Stephen Shaver/AFP

Influential U.S. scientist under fire for Xinjiang links

Sep 13, 2019 - 6:23 PM

Calls for Michigan State University to review its research activities in China after a leading computer scientist gave a keynote speech at the country’s largest biometrics conference

FACIAL RECOGNITION. An influential US scientist is taking fire for a presentiation on biometrics at a Chinese conference. Image adapted from work by Gogi Kamushadze.

Facial recognition becomes opt-in feature at Facebook

Sep 04, 2019 - 12:03 PM

With the change, people will not get automatic tagging suggestions unless a user turns on face recognition on the platform

FACEBOOK. An illustration picture taken on March 22, 2018 in Paris shows a close-up of the Facebook logo in an eye. Photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

Facial recognition: 10 reasons you should be worried about the technology

Aug 24, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Activists, politicians, academics, and even police forces are expressing serious concerns over the impact facial recognition could have on a political culture based on rights and democracy

China creates app to recognize Pandas

May 17, 2019 - 9:13 PM

Researchers also build a database with over 120,000 images and 10,000 video clips of giant pandas that would allow them to correctly identify individual animals

AN APP FOR PANDAS. This file photo taken on September 9, 2016 shows a group of pandas eating bamboo at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China's Sichuan province. Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP

Microsoft unveils facial recognition principles, urges new laws

Dec 07, 2018 - 2:45 PM

It's urgent to begin placing limits on facial recognition to avoid the surveillance state described in George Orwell's '1984,' says Microsoft president Brad Smith

Tech start-up uses facial recognition for 'meaningful' ads

Oct 21, 2018 - 4:28 PM

Tech start-up AdMov installs tablets in the backseats of cars of ride-hailing services. The tablets then use their cameras to scan the faces of passengers.

Face recognition nabs fake passport user at U.S. airport

Aug 24, 2018 - 10:36 PM

Officials said that on the third day of deployment of the new technology, border agents were able to determine that the man was using a fake French passport.

'iPal' robot companion for China's lonely children

Jun 14, 2018 - 7:06 PM

The 'iPal' is among a slew of new tech unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show Asia in Shanghai this week, offering education and company for lonely children and peace of mind for adults

FOR KIDS. In this picture taken on June 13, 2018 iPal robots by Avatarmind are exhibited at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Asia in Shanghai on June 13, 2018. Photo by AFP

Tokyo 2020 to use facial recognition identification for participants

Jan 03, 2018 - 11:02 AM

Athletes, officials and reporters can now breeze through checkpoints by simply having their faces scanned in Tokyo 2020

Anthony Davis dunked on Ron Baker so hard his iPhone facial recognition failed

Jan 01, 2018 - 3:38 PM

Baker roasts himself after getting posterized by Anthony Davis

BLACK EYE. Ron Baker has a black eye as a souvenir from this poster dunk by Anthony Davis. Photo from Twitter (@BR_NBA)

Facebook lets you know when your pictures pop up – even when not tagged

Dec 20, 2017 - 2:03 PM

Facebook plans to soon apply the face recognition technology to profile photos, to thwart people from being impersonated on the social network

ACCOUNT SWITCHING? Facebook logos are pictured on the screens of a smartphone (R), and a laptop computer, in central London on November 21, 2016. File photo by Justin Tallis/AFP

'Racist' robot rejects Asian-face passport photo

Dec 08, 2016 - 9:24 AM

A computer generated response said the photo of a New Zealander of Asian descent did not meet New Zealand s criteria because the eyes are closed

In your face

Oct 09, 2015 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] The pattern of a face is something we are wired to see

NSA scoops up images for facial recognition programs – report

Jun 02, 2014 - 1:16 AM

The NSA intercepts millions of images per day including 55 000 facial recognition quality images according to leaked documents

INTEL HQ. The National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland, as seen from the air, January 29, 2010. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP