Tying it all together

Facial Recognition Service Becomes a Weapon Against Russian Porn Actresses

Giggle that it’s used to target porn actresses, but facial recognition is a big threat to privacy in the coming future: I blogged in 2011 how when it reached the point where it can tie together social networks and websites (plus content, as in the actress’ case) and staying anonymous will be impossible. Tie in surveillance, CCTV, traffic light, and other cameras and – you can be tracked 24/7.

 

Russian startup wins US face recognition competition 

A Russian startup, N-Tech.Lab, just won a face recognition competition hosted by the Unversity of Washington. “Their algorithm, which is based on a neural network, achieved a 73.3% rate of accuracy compared to 70.496% for Google’s FaceNet v8.

Read more at Planet Biometrics