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Facial recognition technology -- boon for some, bane for others

Facial recognition technology -- boon for some, bane for others

Any new technology as powerful as biometrics should only be welcomed when it can be deployed within a robust and sound legislative framework one expert says.

NEC's facial recognition system elevates customer experience at OCBC Bank

NEC’s facial recognition system elevates customer experience at OCBC Bank

OCBC Bank is one of the first in Singapore’s banking sector to adopt such a system as part of its digital efforts to improve service excellence.

Fingerprint and face recognition technology control access at a construction site in China

Fingerprint and face recognition technology control access at a construction site in China

It is certainly unusual to see an advanced fingerprint and face recognition system being used at a noisy construction site, as the way of controlling access for its workers.

Multi-factor authentication goes mainstream

Multi-factor authentication goes mainstream

Fingerprints, rather than passwords, are what more than a million financial services customers at USAA use to get online. Part of a trend toward multi-factor authentication (MFA), there is no stored list of passwords for hackers to steal.

NEC broadens lineup of IoT offerings

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NEC Corporation has developed five new solutions for strengthening its business relating to the Internet of Things (IoT) and that it will be successively releasing them.

Facebook facial recognition falls under Norwegian scrutiny

The Norwegian Data Protection Agency is planning to launch an investigation into Facebook's facial recognition feature this fall, a spokesman said on Monday.

Last year, Facebook added the ability to use facial recognition technology to help to tag images as default feature to users worldwide.

"[Facial recognition] is a technology that it is important to have critical view of, and see how it is actually used," said Ove Skåra, communications manager at the Norwegian Data Protection Agency or Datatilsynet.

Facebook facial recognition gets more heat

By the end of this year, the world's population is expected to hit 7 billion. That's a huge number, but it pales in comparison to the 60 billion to 100 billion photos Facebook has reportedly stored on its servers.

I bring this up, of course, because Facebook users are clicking their little fingers off tagging those billions of photos, and Facebook is happily adding those tags to its enormous databases of personal information.

Facebook facial recognition raises user privacy concerns

Facebook, oh Facebook. Will you ever learn?

In case you haven't heard by now, the social network from The Social Network is back in the spotlight for playing around with its users' privacy. Yeah -- again.

New Facebook feature raises security concerns

SINGAPORE - Sophos is reminding Facebook users to keep up-to-date with their privacy settings as Facebook announces its latest controversial feature. The social network is launching automated photo tagging initially in the US, but will roll out the feature across the rest of the world in coming months.

PSP Security launches energy-efficient facial recognition system