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ProLinks Biometrics #51 - Clearview AI and the backlash

This edition brings good and bad news about controversial company Clearview AI. You can also find out about best practices working with biometrics or huge fines for Facebook and Google. Enjoy! Biometrics Identifying anybody thanks to social media This New York Time expose of a not that well known company shows how companies and governments can utilize public information to identify anybody using facial recognition. The companies from which the Clearview AI scrapped the data are fighting back though . Without some serious changes in possibilities to scrape web we are screwed anyway, as researchers have build their own version of Clearview in about two weeks . Source: Best practices for storing biometrics Jeffrey N. Rosenthal and David J. Oberly of Blank Rome LLP. have provided short summary of issues you may face if you want to be in business of storing and working with biometrics , make sure to check it out. BIPA in action Illinois Biometric

ProLinks Biometrics #50 - Heat seeking facial recognition vs. Sunglasses

While a project mentioned in today's edition is demonstrating sunglasses that prevent infrared cameras from recognizing you, other news talk about US military and Intel working on recognizing you by using your body heat.  I guess we will have never-ending fight of recognition and ant-recognition technology. Biometrics Facebook is patenting facial payments To be honest, I am still amazed on what can be patented and do not understand the (US) patent law, but Facebook patent of payments using facial recognition does not seem to be that original. Biometrics one of the main trends in payments Facebook is probably just trying to capture this rising market , related to strong customer authentication. Sunglasses which protect you from sun facial recognition Sunglasses that hide your face from infrared cameras or shirts that throw fake plates into plate recognition systems. Some of the ways people are using to fight against so called "surveillance capitalism