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Social Mapper Finds Social Media Profiles Using Only A Photo

Social Mapper – This Free Tool Lets You Track People Across Social Media Researchers at Trustwave, a company that provides ethical hacking services, have made it easier for penetration testers and red teamers to search for social media profiles. It has released an open source intelligence tool called ‘Social Mapper’ that uses […]

Microsoft wants the government to regulate use of facial recognition technology

Microsoft asks Congress to regulate facial recognition technology to protect human rights Facial recognition technology is commonly used as a method of authentication across devices and organizations. While the technology that recognizes a person’s face from a photo or through a camera offers a wealth of uses, it at the […]

Samsung patents biometric camera to compete with Apple’s Face ID

The U.S. Patent Office grants Samsung a patent for biometric camera  When Apple launched its cutting-edge iPhone X smartphone, it also introduced the ‘Face ID’ feature that uses 3D face sensing technology to unlock the device and authenticate mobile purchases and payments with a mere glance. It was rumored that […]

Facebook to face class action suit over its facial recognition tool

Facebook to face class action suit over its facial recognition tool Facebook must face a class action lawsuit over its unlawful use of facial recognition technology on photos without user permission, a U.S. federal judge in California ruled on Monday. According to the lawsuit, Facebook violated an Illinois state law by incorrectly […]

China Goes full Black Mirror: The Future of Freedom

China has a special relationship with facial recognition and urban surveillance advances. Police officers in Zhengzhou, China have been spotted wearing sunglasses equipped with facial recognition software that allows them to identify individuals in a crowd. Tracking citizens is now that much easier, as in many respects Chinese military tech […]

Chinese Police Now Wear Smart Glasses With Facial Recognition Technology

Police in China wear hi-tech facial recognition sunglasses to nab suspects Chinese police have found a unique way to identify potential criminals and fight crime. Police in Zhengzhou, the provincial capital of Henan Province located in east-central China have introduced high-tech facial-recognition sunglasses to arrest offenders in the province’s railway station, according […]

Building Google’s Art and Culture Portrait Matcher

When my excited flatmates first showed me the portrait search functionality I was suitably amazed (and somewhat insulted) by the results. For those unfamiliar with it, this feature in Google Art and Culture allows you to find faces in Google’s digitised art collection which are similar to a selfie you submit. […]

Apple’s Face ID Is Another Step Toward the End of Anonymity

How Face ID affects the Fifth Amendment and opens the door for law enforcement to have easier access to your phone Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/AFP/Getty Images By now, you’re likely familiar with the iPhone X’s ability to use facial recognition technology to unlock your phone with “just a look.” You’ve also probably […]

Apple’s Face ID Is Another Step Toward the End of Anonymity

How Face ID affects the Fifth Amendment and opens the door for law enforcement to have easier access to your phone Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/AFP/Getty Images By now, you’re likely familiar with the iPhone X’s ability to use facial recognition technology to unlock your phone with “just a look.” You’ve also probably […]

How I built an image proxy server to anonymise images in twenty minutes

You can find the source code for this post at https://github.com/machinebox/toys/blob/master/anonproxy/main.go Let’s say you want to anonymise images by hiding any detected face, just by tweaking the src attribute of the tag in HTML. If we build a proxy server that does the work for us, we can prepend that server’s […]