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Australians uneasy about facial recognition tech - report
Half of Australians believe their privacy is being invaded by the tech, and two-thirds think they should be able to opt out of databases using it.
D-Link brings thermal scan/facial recognition camera to A/NZ
The device can scan a large crowd and automatically raise an alert if a person with an elevated temperature is found.
What lies beneath – the new power of video
Top-line cameras now have computing chips inbuilt, which allow them to perform high-level tasks such as self-learning video analytics and advanced functionality across multiple sensors, such as blocking part of a view to maintain privacy.
Infineon accelerates 3D facial recognition innovation
Infineon says the technology, which uses the REAL3 3D Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor, features an easy-to-design integration for smartphone manufacturers.
Computer vision tech market unchallenged by controversy
GlobalData reports that the global computer vision market will continue to head upwards, even in the face of fears around facial recognition.
Public divided over police use of facial recognition - survey
The response comes as the European Union considers a ban on the use of facial recognition tech by law enforcement.
Gartner’s nine UX trends for 2020
These digital experience trends fall within two broad categories – how digital technology is experienced and how digital experiences will be built.
Gartner: Top digital experience trends for 2020
“Willingness to engage with digital technology will become a key factor in determining any IT system’s ability to successfully deliver business outcomes."
Japan rolls out more facial recognition gates at airports
More airports around Japan will soon be rolling out automated facial recognition gates for travellers passing through immigration and passport control.
FaceApp: Pro version scams, privacy concerns
Along with the viral potential of its popular filters, FaceApp has of late, generated a huge wave of media attention amid concerns about online privacy.
UK privacy watchdog 'deeply concerned' about live facial recognition
UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham says she is deeply concerned about the rollout of LFR.
Facial recognition helps problem pokies players say no
The New Zealand Community Trust is using facial recognition tech to help problem gamblers exclude themselves from gambling rooms.
Facial recognition tech can identify partial images of people
We’re now at the point where technology doesn’t even need an entire image of someone to identify them.
LG G8 ThinkQ will include IR facial recognition
With Infineon’s REAL3 image sensor chip, LG offers a depth measuring selfie camera for face-based security.
A photo still enough to defeat face unlock of many phones
Despite almost all smartphone manufacturers bragging about just how secure their ‘face unlock’ feature is, a new study has found many models wanting in security.
NAB and Microsoft show AI’s potential with cardless ATM concept
Customers who opt into the service would be able to withdraw cash from an ATM using facial recognition technology and a PIN.
Meet ‘BB8’ – the vehicle that recognises your face
This 'BB8’ is nothing to do with the rollabout robot from Star Wars, but may well be one of the first vehicles to include facial recognition as a replacement for your car keys.
Exclusive: AI leading the way in the evolution of video security
This is being driven, in part, by a recent evolution in processing power, allowing analytics to keep pace with the influx of data.
Trustwave releases facial recognition tool for pentesters
Social Mapper takes an automated approach to searching popular social media sites for names and pictures of individuals.
What’s holding businesses back from adopting facial recognition?
"There are many ways of tapping into FR to help people both inside and outside of the business setting, however, few organisations are using it."
THAT'S A WRAP: Highlights from Sydney’s 2nd Annual Safety, Security and Counter-Terrorism Forum
The event took a comprehensive look at the state of play for terrorist organisations and individuals - both local and abroad.
Gemalto and Dai Nippon Printing develop facial recognition for mobile banking
"Gemalto's facial recognition can bolster mobile banking security and provide a mobile authentication method customers love and trust."
Lost or found someone's pet? PiP facial recognition will reunite our furry friends
Animal lovers will know the worry that strikes when their fur babies decide to take a wander away from home.
25% of firms fail to implement multi-factor authentication for BYOD
25% of respondents at the Gartner Symposium lacked some form of multi-factor authentication when securing BYOD.