Facial Recognition

Facial recognition can tell the real Santa from photos

Dec 26, 2023
Alex Baker

For a couple of years now, my son has asked if the various Santas that work in shopping malls in the month before Christmas are…

Pregnant woman mistakenly arrested due to facial recognition flaw

Aug 8, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

AI has made plenty of silly mistakes, leading to chuckles and humorous comments. But it’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt. Sadly, this…

Over 100 musicians unite in boycott against facial recognition at concerts

Jun 29, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

More than 100 famous musicians, including Tom Morello and Zack De La Rocha of Rage Against the Machine, have united in a boycott against venues…

Google Photos facial recognition doesn’t even need to a see a face anymore

Jun 12, 2023
John Aldred

While it is a controversial topic overall, facial recognition does have some benefits. One of the most prevalent in our lives at the moment is…

Canon EOS R3 facial recognition now knows who to focus on in a crowd

Mar 31, 2023
John Aldred

As well as the firmware update for the EOS R5, Canon has also announced v1.4.0 firmware for the Canon EOS R3 (buy here). Unfortunately, the…

Facial recognition website under fire for scraping photos of dead people

Mar 15, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

Facial recognition website PimEyes recently got under fire for scraping photos of dead people for their facial data. The website reportedly took photos from Ancestry,…

Iran could use facial recognition to ID women without hijabs

Jan 11, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard of Mahsa Amini protests in Iran. They started when the country’s morality police arrested the young…

Facial recognition blunder lands innocent man in jail

Jan 9, 2023
Alex Baker

Facial recognition software allegedly sent an innocent black man to jail for a crime he did not commit. The man had never even set foot…

Scientists are using facial recognition to save the seals

Dec 8, 2022
Dunja Djudjic

When I think of facial recognition, things like surveillance and privacy issues are the first to spring to mind. But like most technology, facial recognition…

Hurry up and claim your share of Google’s $100 million privacy settlement before 24 September

Sep 19, 2022
Dunja Djudjic

Earlier this year, the state of Illinois filed a class action lawsuit against Google over Google Photos’ privacy concerns. The company settled, and it was…