facial recognition

Carnival Is Using Facial Recognition on Cruises to Help Passengers Buy Photos of Themselves

The next time you take a Carnival cruise, don't be surprised if the brand digitally tags you in photos taken aboard the ship.

This Interactive Coke Ad in a Subway Station Winks and Smiles When You Do

Few tech trends have exploded as fast in recent years as facial recognition and emojis, and now Coca-Cola is bringing them together for an interactive billboard.

Facial Recognition Rises to the Fore of Washington’s Privacy Debate

Facial recognition is about to become central to the debate about consumer privacy. On Thursday, more than 120 participants representing businesses, social media, advertising, privacy advocates, policymakers—anyone who has an interest in privacy—will meet to begin hammering out voluntary guidelines for the use of facial recognition.

Google Glass Stirs Up Privacy Debate in D.C.

Several stories are popping up on news sites stirring up privacy panic over Google Glass, a sort of wearable smartphone.

Facebook’s Access to Instagram Data Could Uncrack Images for Ad Targeting

Instagram announced pending updates to its privacy policy today. The headlining change is that the photo-sharing service will now share user data with its new parent, Facebook. That means that advertisers should soon be able to take advantage of Instagram’s data to target ads on the social network.

I Spy a Better Buy

The Creamery, a café in the heart of San Francisco’s SoMa district, always has a long line at the counter on sunny weekends. Work-weary hipsters abandon their nearby condos and cubicles for breakfast on the patio—all under the watchful gaze of owner Ivor Bradley.

FTC Recommends Guidelines for Facial Recognition

Though facial recognition technology that tracks eyeballs or connects users of social networking sites is in its infancy, the pioneering digital advance is becoming part of the ongoing privacy debate in Washington.

Senators Urge Facebook to Make Tagging Opt-In

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) kicked over a new front on the privacy debate in Washington, D.C. today, holding a hearing to explore facial recognition technology and raise awareness about its potential impact on privacy.

Facebook to Face Senate Hearing on Facial Recognition

Facebook's use of facial recognition technology to help users identify and tag people in posted photos will be scrutinized during a Senate subcommittee hearing to examine the impact of facial recognition technology on consumer privacy.