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Oakland California bans city use of facial recognition software

Oakland - The Oakland California city council voted unanimously for a ban on city agencies using facial recognition technology. Oakland is the third city to pass such legislation after neighboring San Francisco and Somerville, Massachusetts.

Op-Ed: Facial recognition — Big money, a lot of errors and real risks

London - Recent reports of the UK Metropolitan Police achieving an 81% error rate in recognition are bad enough. They pale in the face of the sort of money and politics being thrown in to what is becoming a real mess.

New facial recognition tool finds all your social media profiles

Researchers have created a new facial recognition tool that tracks targets across social media networks to create a comprehensive list of all available online profiles.

Facebook aims for facial recognition consent in EU and Canada

Facebook has begun the process of asking its European and Canadian users to allow the social media giant to use facial recognition technology. This is for the purpose of identifying users in photos and videos.

German firm uses facial recognition to bring personalized ads

A German marketing company has started scanning the faces of waiting customers at checkout in supermarkets and post offices on a trial basis. The information is used to give personalized ads in adjacent screens targeting specific demographic groups.

Facial recognition apps banned from Google Glass

A few nights ago, Google announced that it has decided to ban facial recognition apps from Google Glass, after people expressed concerns about it.

Store mannequins 'spy' on you while you shop

Some retailers are using facial recognition in a unique way. They have installed mannequins that have a camera in the eye sockets that can watch your every move while you shop.

Op-Ed: Is facial recognition tech cool or creepy? Consider the issues

Over the past several years, facial recognition technology has sparked some controversy leading many to question whether or not the technology is "cool" or "creepy".

German officials reopen privacy investigation against Facebook

This week, German data protection officials have reopened an investigation against Facebook and its facial recognition technology. The case was revisited after officials in Germany say the social network failed to comply with the requested changes.

Facedeals: An offer we should probably refuse (update)

Facial recognition just got real as Redpepper begins testing its product on the public through business to consumer deals.

Facebook rumored to buy facial recognition tech company (updated)

Facebook has been a busy company the last several months. Aside from its highly anticipated IPO that recently made its debut, the social network giant has also been steadily building its portfolio of assets.

Facebook, literally — Face recognition tags raise privacy fears

Facebook’s use of facial recognition technology on photos pasted on the site is alarming a lot of privacy experts. The “Tag Suggestions” feature is the culprit, and some would say the smoking gun.

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