EU wants to share criminal databases, Singapore watns to get rid of IDs and Passports and yet another way to fool facial recognition. Enjoy!
Everybody inside the industry knows NEC, but if you have never heard of this company, check out its profile from OneZero.
Another way to fool facial recognition
Researchers like to break things, so here is a new paper that shows you how to fool a lot of facial recognition systems, called Fawkes.
Facebook paying people for their voices
Facebook is trying to improve its voice recognition and probably after the fines based on BIPA is doing it the right way – getting it from users with explicit consent.
Android to make biometrics easier
Android will allow developers to tune the security level of biometric authentication, which is a huge improvement from current state. We have to wait for Android 11 though.
Singapore getting rid of IDs and Passports
According to The Straits Times, Singapore is aiming to replace IDs and Passports with kiosks utilizing facial recognition.
Shared EU facial database
Police departments across European Union might start sharing their facial databases to help solve crimes and identify criminals across borders.
The (Secret) History of Facial Recognition
Here is a great long-form article from Wired about facial recognition history. And if you like long-forms, here is another one from The California Sunday Magazine.