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Topic: facial recognition

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

Ahead of meeting, Franken asks NameTag to delay launch

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…

Google Glass Stirs Up Privacy Debate in D.C.

Google says it's still too early

Several stories are popping up on news sites stirring up privacy panic over Google Glass, a sort of wearable smartphone. While the glasses look relatively unassuming on the user and…

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

Photo sharing service updates privacy policy

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…

I Spy a Better Buy

Retailers are using surveillance cameras as a marketing tool. Some privacy advocates don't like the looks of it

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…

FTC Recommends Guidelines for Facial Recognition

Agency tries to get ahead of burgeoning technology privacy debate

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…

Senators Urge Facebook to Make Tagging Opt-In

Franken says privacy laws unprepared for facial recognition technology

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…

Facebook to Face Senate Hearing on Facial Recognition

Subcommittee to examine impact of technology on privacy

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…

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