A new facial recognition app could be trialled in British supermarkets. The new system, from British firm Yoti, would enable the supermarket, or shop, to check the age of the customer buying products such as knives and alcohol without the need for human intervention.The app works by pairing a selfie with an official document, such as a driving licence or passport. Shoppers can prove their age in one of two ways. Either the Yoti Age Scan where age detection technology uses the self checkout’s inbuilt camera to take a photo of the shopper’s face and determine whether they are over the set age limit for the product(s) they are buying.Or the Yoti app where shoppers download the free Yoti app and create a secure digital identity. They combine their facial features and the distances between them, with details taken from their government issued ID document, such as their passport or driving licence, which is then used by the Yoti app to scan a QR code displayed on-screen at the … [Read more...] about Supermarkets could get ‘facial recognition’ tills that guess your age
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News by Press Association 17/10/2018, 9:04 am Updated: 17/10/2018, 9:20 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter It is now possible to check in automatically at Shanghai’s Hongqiao airport using facial recognition technology. The move is part of an ambitious roll-out of facial recognition systems in China which have raised privacy concerns as Beijing pushes to become a global leader in the field. Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport unveiled self-service kiosks for flight and baggage check-in, security clearance and boarding powered by facial recognition technology, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China. Similar efforts are under way at airports in Beijing and Nanyang city, in central China’s Henan province. Many airports in China already use facial recognition to help speed security checks, but Shanghai’s system, which made its debut on Monday, is being billed as the first to be fully … [Read more...] about Shanghai airport automates check-in using facial recognition
But there’s one feature that I’m surprised more people haven’t focused on. It’s something that Apple is driving and which could lead to a major societal change. It’s facial recognition. “Your face is your new passport,” Apple CEO Tim Cook told us in the Steve Jobs Theatre today. And thanks to Apple’s ‘Face ID’ feature on its new iPhones, he might be right. Face ID is fast becoming a mainstream identity feature. Almost without comment, millions of people now accept a scan of their face as their primary security and identity proof. It has quickly expanded from being a way to open your phone to a way for paying for things in shops, or downloading apps. Apple was the first to advance fingerprint recognition as a widely accepted form of security and identity. It appears now to be doing the same with facial recognition. The wider implications of this should be obvious. If a Face ID scan is now an accepted, mainstream way to pay for … [Read more...] about iPhone analysis: Are we sleep-walking into a world of facial recognition?
Elizabeth Weise & Molly Horak USA TODAY Published 9:00 p.m. UTC Jul 17, 2018 ASHEVILLE, N.C. – More than 100 summer camps are using facial recognition technology to help parents catch a glimpse of their kids when they’re away at camp, a convenience that also raises privacy concerns over the increasing reach of surveillance in society. Venture capital-backed Waldo Photos has been selling the service to identify specific children in the flood of photos provided daily to parents by many sleep-away camps. Camps working with the Austin, Texas-based company give parents a private code to sign up. Parents then upload a headshot or selfie of their child to Waldo's system. When the camp uploads photos taken during activities to its website, Waldo’s facial recognition software scans for matches in the parent-provided headshots. Once it finds a match, the Waldo system (as in “Where’s Waldo?”) then … [Read more...] about Facial recognition helps mom and dad see kids’ camp photos, raises privacy concerns for some
"Facial-recognition technology raises issues that go to the heart of fundamental human rights protections like privacy and freedom of expression," Smith wrote in the blog post. © REUTERS / Lucy Nicholson'Awakening': Microsoft Will Provide Cloud-Based Apps to 17 Intel Agencies - Reports "In a democratic republic, there is no substitute for decision making by our elected representatives regarding the issues that require the balancing of public safety with the essence of our democratic freedoms," Smith wrote. "Facial recognition will require the public and private sectors alike to step up-and to act. The technology, which uses machine-learning software to identify people in videos and photographs, is being used by social network sites, photo applications and even by Apple as a security measure to unlock iPhones. CC0Microsoft Reshuffles Governing Board, 'Windows' Chief Leaves Company … [Read more...] about Microsoft Urges US Government to Regulate Facial Recognition Technology