Digital Trends: Facebook could pay another multibillion-dollar fine over facial recognition

Digital Trends: Facebook could pay another multibillion-dollar fine over facial recognition. “Facebook could have to pay yet another multibillion-dollar fine after losing an appeals court decision on Thursday regarding the company’s use of facial recognition data. “

Neowin: Tape and glasses are all you need to break Apple’s FaceID – alongside a sleeping person

Neowin: Tape and glasses are all you need to break Apple’s FaceID – alongside a sleeping person. “Turns out, in order to allow people with spectacles to use Face ID without removing their eyewear, Face ID doesn’t take 3D information around the eyes when it sees a user is wearing glasses. Using this weak point in Face ID’s implementation, researchers showed how they could take a sleeping person, put on specially modified glasses and applying some tape on them can trick Face ID into unlocking the phone.”

The New York Times: In Hong Kong Protests, Faces Become Weapons

The New York Times: In Hong Kong Protests, Faces Become Weapons. “As Hong Kong convulses amid weeks of protests, demonstrators and the police have turned identity into a weapon. The authorities are tracking protest leaders online and seeking their phones. Many protesters now cover their faces, and they fear that the police are using cameras and possibly other tools to single out targets for arrest.”

EurekAlert: Emotion-detection applications built on outdated science, report warns

EurekAlert: Emotion-detection applications built on outdated science, report warns. “The authors note that the general public and some scientists believe that there are unique facial expressions that reliably indicate six emotion categories: anger, sadness, happiness, disgust, fear, and surprise. But in reviewing more than 1,000 published findings about facial movements and emotions, they found that typical study designs don’t capture the real-life differences in the way people convey and interpret emotions on faces. A scowl or a smile can express more than one emotion depending on the situation, the individual or the culture, they say.”

Mashable: Why absolutely everyone should be concerned about facial recognition

Mashable: Why absolutely everyone should be concerned about facial recognition . “The tech world moves so quickly that dystopia can arrive without us realizing it. That seems to be the trajectory we’re on with facial recognition. Some of the biggest names in the tech space are developing advanced facial recognition systems and selling them to governments around the world, but the general public might not fully understand all the risks they bring.”

Abacus News: Move over humans, this startup is making facial recognition for pets

Abacus News: Move over humans, this startup is making facial recognition for pets. “If you’re a dog lover, you probably don’t need convincing that your furry friend is like no other. But just how exactly can you tell two pups apart? AI startup Megvii says they have an answer. The company, known better as a supplier of facial recognition surveillance software to the Chinese government, is now dabbling in biometric recognition for animals. But rather than scanning the whole face of a dog, it focuses solely on one feature: The nose.”

New York Times: Facial Recognition Tech Is Growing Stronger, Thanks to Your Face

New York Times: Facial Recognition Tech Is Growing Stronger, Thanks to Your Face. “Dozens of databases of people’s faces are being compiled without their knowledge by companies and researchers, with many of the images then being shared around the world, in what has become a sprawling ecosystem fueling the spread of facial recognition technology.”