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Facial Recognition Added To FBI's Arsenal
2012-09-10 11:04:59

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While we still may have no clue as to why the FBI had some 12 million Apple UDIDs, the fact they are now in the hands of a hacking collective is enough reason to question the federal agency´s ability to keep data safe. So, while it may be good news for some that the FBI is finally moving away from the relatively ancient fingerprint system for identifying criminals to facial recognition, some privacy groups are beginning...

2012-08-16 06:23:51

LOS GATOS, Calif., Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Flashfoto, a Los Gatos-based background removal and facial detection company, launched FacePoints today in Private Beta for developers, introducing a more advanced technology than any other facial detection technology available on the Internet through an easy-to-use API. CEO Aaron Markham commented on the significance of this advance in the marketplace, "Of all the API's that we have developed at Flashfoto, we are particularly excited about...

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2012-08-15 21:47:42

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information will be looking into whether Facebook facial recognition technology breaks privacy policies. The data protection watchdog said it will be reopening proceedings against the social network's technology on Wednesday. The proceedings initially stopped pending negotiations between Facebook and the Irish Commissioner for Data Protection. Facebook utilizes its...

Facial Recognition Software Gets Wary Thumbs-Down By Senator
2012-07-19 13:21:46

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The use of facial recognition technologies is growing, both for law enforcement use and in social networks such as Facebook and Google+. The increasing use of such technology has members of the US Senate concerned over privacy and civil liberties with its use, writes Dara Kerr for CNET. Minnesota Senator Al Franken said that in law enforcement, the use of facial recognition “will catch criminals,” but “could come at...

2012-07-17 23:01:24

New office to provide local support for federal contracts and strategic partnerships. Conway, N.H. (PRWEB) July 17, 2012 Animetrics, a leading developer of advanced 3D facial recognition and identity management solutions for military, intelligence and law enforcement, is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Washington, D.C., focused on research and development, strategic partnerships and federal business development. Opening in July, this local presence will strengthen the...

2012-07-09 11:25:10

Photographs of faces may not be adequate proof of a person's identity and this could have serious implications for the accuracy of passport photographs in determining identity. Research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) shows that an image of a person may look strikingly different from one image to the next. We are told not to smile in our passport photos as a smile distorts the face; but the opposite may actually be true, and a poker face may be the one which distorts...

Iris Recognition Report Evaluates 'Needle in Haystack' Search Capability
2012-04-18 10:05:08

Identifying people by acquiring pictures of their eyes is becoming easier, according to a new report* from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). NIST researchers evaluated the performance of iris recognition software from 11 different organizations and found that some techniques produced very rapid results–though this speed was often at the cost of accuracy. Iris recognition, a form of biometric identification based on noncontact imaging of the complex texture in...

2012-04-04 04:20:02

- World's first, patented 'adaptive IR illumination' technology invulnerable to various lighting conditions- Achieves unrivalled matching speed (1:1,000 < 1 sec) with high profile CPU and advanced algorithmSeoul, Apr 4, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Suprema, a global leader in biometric technologies and ID solutions, today announces the release of FaceStation, the world's fastest face recognition access control terminal with patented adaptive IR illumination technology.FaceStation is an IP based...

2012-03-19 19:13:45

A team of researchers that includes a USC scientist has methodically demonstrated that a face's features or constituents — more than the face per se — are the key to recognizing a person. Their study, which goes against the common belief that brains process faces "holistically," appears this month in Psychological Science. In addition to shedding light on the way the brain functions, these results may help scientists understand rare facial recognition disorders. Humans...

2011-12-03 11:19:22

“Face recognition is an important social skill, but not all of us are equally good at it,” says Beijing Normal University cognitive psychologist Jia Liu. But what accounts for the difference? A new study by Liu and colleagues Ruosi Wang, Jingguang Li, Huizhen Fang, and Moqian Tian provides the first experimental evidence that the inequality of abilities is rooted in the unique way in which the mind perceives faces. “Individuals who process faces more...