New Boom in Facial Recognition Tech Prompts Privacy Alarms


Tech advances are accelerating the use of facial recognition as a reliable and ubiquitous mass surveillance tool, privacy advocates warn.

Somewhat quietly over the past couple of years there has been a flurry of breakthroughs in biometric technology, led by some leapfrog advances in facial recognition systems.

Now facial recognition appears to be on the verge of blossoming commercially, with security use-cases paving the way.

Last week, SureID, a fingerprint services vendor based in Portland, Ore., announced a partnership with Robbie.AI, a Boston-based developer of a facial recognition system designed to be widely deployed on low-end cameras.

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Source: ThreatPost