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New software uses facial recognition to defend against prying eyes

Having the right programs and hardware to keep the information on your display safe from prying eyes is never a bad idea, and new software from Oculis Labs offers a very interesting take on how to do just that. It's called PrivateEye, and it utilizes facial recognition to automatically pixelate the contents of your display when you look away. If you step away from your system and someone...

Facebook Photos, now with facial recognition auto-tagging

Facebook, in a continuing drive to upgrade the most popular portion of its site, will roll out facial recognition auto-tagging of photos in the next few weeks -- if you live in the US, anyway. Now, when you upload photos, Facebook will compare the faces in the photos with the faces of your friends. If a match is found, you'll be prompted with a suggested tag. If Facebook can't identify a...

Facebook adds face detection for photos, only 1% of users have it so far

Facebook is testing out a new face detection feature in its photo app, according to AllFacebook.com. This is the first big change to Photos since Facebook bought up Divvyshot a couple of months ago. Face detection recognizes faces in photos, and gives you a prompt to tell FB whose faces they are. This reduces the amount of clicking required to go through and tag that huge album from last night's...

Cops could soon be using iPhones armed with facial recognition software

Get ready, because you may feel very uncomfortable in a few months when police officers are issued heavily-modified iPhones that are equipped with facial recognition, fingerprint scanners, and -- get this -- iris recognition. The phones, which should cost about US $3,000, would be used to allow for positive identification in the field, as opposed to hauling suspects all the way down to the...

Recognizr brings amazing facial recognition to Android devices

ReadWriteWeb just reported on an amazing Android app in development by Swedish company TAT. The app is called Recognizr, and it uses an Android phone's camera and facial recognition software from Polar Rose (remember them?) to identify people you point it at. Not only that, it shows which social sites they're signed up for, and links to their profiles. Stalkerlicious! Sarcastic...