N.S.A. Collecting Millions of Faces From Web Images

New York Times The National Security Agency is harvesting huge numbers of images of people from communications that it intercepts through its global surveillance operations for use in sophisticated facial recognition programs, according to top-secret documents. The agency intercepts “millions… Continue Reading

With Emotion Recognition Algorithms, Computers Know What You’re Thinking

Singularity Hub A handful of companies are developing algorithms that can read the human emotions behind nuanced and fleeting facial expressions to maximize advertising and market research campaigns. […]Companies building the emotion-detecting algorithms include California-based Emotient, which released its product… Continue Reading

Homeland Security to test BOSS facial recognition at junior hockey game

Rawlson King biometricupdate.com The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will test its crowd-scanning facial recognition system, known as the Biometric Optical Surveillance System, or BOSS, at a junior hockey game this weekend, according to the Russian news agency RT. With assistance… Continue Reading

Facebook to use Biometric Scanning tech for Auto-Tagging of photo

PROTECT YOURSELF, DELETE YOUR FACEBOOK!!!! Reuters Reporter dailymail.co.uk Facebook heads are considering incorporating most of its 1 billion-plus members’ profile photos into its growing facial recognition database, expanding the scope of the social network’s controversial technology. The possible move, which… Continue Reading

What’s next for Google? Implanting chips in our brain?!

Ian Burrell independent.co.uk The power of computing, and the thrill of its apparently infinite possibilities, has also long been a source of fear. Going into a San Francisco second-hand book shop, shortly before a visit to Google’s headquarters in California,… Continue Reading