Swiss say Facebook's digital currency plan will face hurdles

[ad_1] In this March 29, 2018 file photo, the Facebook logo on a screen at Nasdaq in Time Square, New York. Facebook and its partners have asked financial authorities in Switzerland to evaluate their plan to create a new digital currency called Libra. Facebook has said a nonprofit association headquartered in Geneva would oversee Libra, […]

On face recognition, Americans trust police over private firms

[ad_1] A majority of Americans trust law enforcement to use facial recognition technology responsibly but are less comfortable with private sector usage, according to a new survey A majority of Americans trust law enforcement to use facial recognition technology responsibly but fewer are comfortable about its deployment by the private sector, a poll showed Thursday. […]

Facebook face recognition feature to replace tag suggestions

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Facebook says it is ending its practice of using face recognition software to identify users’ friends in uploaded photos and automatically suggesting they “tag” them. Instead, it is replacing the feature, called “tag suggestions,” with its broader face recognition setting, which identifies people’s faces in photos for various uses, not […]

Amazon improves face analysis tech, adds fear

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Amazon’s image recognition software is now able to detect fear. Amazon Web Services announced this as part of an update note about its facial recognition software, Rekognition. The software was already touted as able to read seven emotions—Happy, Sad, Angry, Surprised, Disgusted, Calm and Confused. Rekognition improved on accuracy and […]

Tape, glasses allow researchers to bypass Face ID

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain In September 2018, a tech watcher was admirably candid: If you are a normal person, Apple FaceID is basically safe, she said. But then this tech watcher, Rachel Kraus, wrote in Mashable that “as I sized up the arguments for and against, I’ve begrudgingly come to the conclusion that my […]