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Identify Internet Users With Auto-Face Recognition Software

face recognitionInternet users can now be automatically recognised from photographs posted on the Internet. A software company, Face.com, claims to have developed the technology that can be used by social networking sites such as Facebook, and photo galleries such as Flickr etc to identify people from a database of images belonging to a particular person.

Daily Mail reports that the program will create an algorithm of the face i.e. a measurement how features such as the eyes, nose and mouth are arranged with incredible accuracy of up to 90%. The Photo Finder software has already been released to developers who are interested in building programs and applications that will make it possible to conduct a picture search for anyone on the Internet. As a result third-party developers will also be able to apply the facial recognition technology on their Websites or commercial Web applications.

Believe it or not, there are people or organisations who are in support of the use of facial recognition technology on the Web for example, the Red Cross is reported as saying “it could be used to track people lost in humanitarian disasters”. However, concerns are being expressed in some circles over privacy issues and the fact that the program’s accuracy is less than 100% which could be translated as meaning that there is still a significant possibility of error.

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Do you have any concerns over the potential use of facial recognising software on the Internet?

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8 Comments

  1. Face Recognition PC access control software FaceCode gives you complete access control to … prevent children, family members, co-workers and other workstation users from gaining access to your computer, FaceCode is … that can ensure the real identity of the user.realy its a grate software

  2. wow.. this is the first time that i heard that kind of development in technology and for me this was awesome.. i do agree that it can really help a lot of people and even organization like red cross.

  3. I think it has some serious privacy implications, but I think with the kind of things facebook etc is pulling these days, you might as well assume that you have no privacy online anyway.

  4. Wow. Technology is really advancing nowadays. i just found out about roll laptop and now this! It’s amazing how technology works today. It would be so cool if facial recognition would be integrated in mobile phones and Facebook. Just imagine that you would know a person’s name by using your phone by the aid of Facebook.

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