With the advent of photography, a tiny fraction of 19th-century scientists believed they could develop methods of accurately identifying criminals by their facial features. While their hypotheses were eventually discredited, new artificial intelligence technology suggests their claims might’ve been valid after all.

Xiaolin Wu and Xi Zhang from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China have resurrected this facial recognition tradition and built a neural network that can supposedly pick out criminals by simply looking at their faces.

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With the advent of photography, a tiny fraction of 19th-century scientists believed they could develop methods of accurately identifying criminals by their facial features. While their hypotheses were eventually discredited, new artificial intelligence technology suggests their claims might’ve been valid after all.

Xiaolin Wu and Xi Zhang from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China have resurrected this facial recognition tradition and built a neural network that can supposedly pick out criminals by simply looking at their faces.

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Half of all American adults are included in databases police use to identify citizens with facial recognition technology, according to new research that raises serious concerns about privacy violations and the widespread use of racially biased surveillance technology.

Read the Full Article: Source – The Guardian
Time For Truth: (The Guardian) – Half of US adults are recorded in police facial recognition databases, study says

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Facebook Inc.’s software knows your face almost as well as your mother does. And like mom, it isn’t asking your permission to do what it wants with old photos.

While millions of internet users embrace the tagging of family and friends in photos, others worried there’s something devious afoot are trying block Facebook as well as Google from amassing such data.

Read the Full Article: Source – Bloomberg
Time For Truth: (Bloomberg) – Is Facebook's Facial-Scanning Technology Invading Your Privacy Rights?

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The hottest new trend for the .01 percent? Safe rooms, darling.

Billionaires are outfitting their abodes with ultra-luxe safe spaces that cost up to half a million dollars, according to a Town & Country story in the September issue of the glossy, which hits stands tomorrow.

The shelters are designed to protect against everything from natural disasters to home invasions and ISIS attacks, and come complete with infrared cameras, facial recognition software for entry, ballistic fiberglass to protect against explosions, air filtration units and bad-guy-distracting fog that’s activated with the touch of a button.

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