Police and other authorities are using smartphones and tablets to snap photos in the field, without warrants or asking for subjects' permission to run their images against criminal databases. The program was rolled out without public hearings or notice, and could represent the beginning of a national rollout.
How do you fight facial recognition? You could always swap out your profile picture for that of your pet, or - this option just in - buy a T-shirt printed with creepily distorted faces of celebrity impersonators, designed to give Facebook's facial recognition technology a migraine.
The patent covers technology to match at least one facial landmark between the pre-funny-face and during-funny-face images. If Google develops the technology, we can prepare ourselves for grimacing public displays and associated melodroidma.
An API that will enable developers to program facial recognition into Google Glass apps is due to be released this week by Lambda Labs, a San Francisco startup. A co- founder says that the company will offer opt-out for face recognition, but is that enough to safeguard privacy?
We have TV-inspired ideas of what facial recognition technology can do, but the reality is that it's far less useful than depicted on shows like "Homeland".
Facebook is turning facial recognition back on - so here's how to check your "photo tagging" settings
Facebook is turning its controversial facial recognition feature back on so that your "friends" can tag you more easily in photographs.
Now would be a good time to revisit your photo tagging security settings - here's how.
Facebook has introduced a new feature for iPhone, iPad and Android users which means you can automatically sync any photos you take on your mobile device with your Facebook account.
Here's what you should know before you enable the feature.
Facebook is dropping its controversial facial recognition feature, for European users at least, following a privacy backlash from users and regulators.
But it may not be long before it returns..
WikiLeaks says it is the victim of a massive DDoS. Is it because it leaked TrapWire's surveillance system that makes use of real-time facial profiling to search databases of red-flagged individuals?
A product called "PrivateEye" uses your computer's webcam to identity your face. While you're looking at the screen, PrivateEye's facial recognition software knows not to do anything - but as soon as you look away, the contents of your screen become an unintelligible blur.