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Thailand orders phone users in Muslim-majority south to submit photos

The tit-for-tat violence has claimed around 7,000 lives, mostly civilians of both faiths.

26 Jun 2019 4:37 PM

Microsoft removes facial recognition database with over 10 million images

Microsoft gathered the images from search engines and published them in 2016 to MS Celeb.

08 Jun 2019 11:04 AM

Use of facial recognition tech can help continuously monitor patient safety in ICU

Around 300 hours of data were analysed to find daytime images of patients facing the camera in a good body position.

04 Jun 2019 1:39 PM

Schools to start using facial recognition to protect against sex offenders

The Aegis system will track sex offenders, students, and staff who have been suspended from school.

31 May 2019 9:16 AM

Amazon facial recognition ban won just 2 per cent of shareholder vote

Amazon’s marketing of facial recognition has resulted in intense scrutiny.

25 May 2019 4:31 PM


China builds facial recognition tech for pandas

Researchers have built a database with over 120,000 images and 10,000 video clips of giant pandas for precise data on their population.

21 May 2019 2:54 PM

Airports to use facial recognition to scan departing passengers

The technology is used to keep track of those who have overstayed their visas.

19 Apr 2019 10:54 AM

Microsoft denies face-recognition tech sales over privacy concerns

Microsoft believes it would have likely resulted in innocent women and minorities being held for questioning more often.

18 Apr 2019 10:19 AM

Microsoft turned down facial-recognition sales

AI has more cases of mistaken identity with women and minorities.

17 Apr 2019 10:34 AM

US blocks Amazon efforts to stop shareholder votes on facial recognition

Decisions including one by officials at the SEC followed an unusual appeal by Amazon to block the non-binding proposals from being voted.

05 Apr 2019 12:53 PM


Google may inject Apple Face ID competitor in Android Q

Early testers at XDA Developers have discovered a hidden code in the next-gen Android Q.

29 Jan 2019 12:40 PM

This Chinese Airbnb competitor requires face recognition to unlock doors

Xiaozhu is planning to add facial recognition-enabled door locks to 80 percent of its listings in the city of Chengdu.

30 Dec 2018 1:01 PM

Soon, travellers can use facial recognition biometric to enter airports

Suresh Prabhu said the initiative would be "forward-looking and futuristic" and would be launched soon.

04 Oct 2018 1:19 PM

Facial recognition tech at schools fuels privacy debate

The benefits of facial recognition are largely unknown, and the damage to privacy could be “exceedingly high,” Adam Schwartz said.

01 Oct 2018 8:11 AM

MediaTek figures out a cheaper FaceID-rivalling secure face unlock system

MediaTek can combine its depth sensing algorithms with a set of infrared projector and lenses to offer high security verification.

07 Sep 2018 9:34 AM


Facial recognition system to be used in Olympic security

The NeoFace technology developed by NEC Corp. will be customized to monitor every accredited person.

08 Aug 2018 9:50 AM

Schools eye facial recognition technology to boost security

The surveillance system that has kept watch on students entering Lockport schools for over a decade is getting a novel upgrade.

23 Jul 2018 2:02 PM

Vivo's 3D facial recognition technology will be 10 times faster than Apple's FaceID

Vivo’s version of FaceID uses 10 times more infrared dots to study faces situated up to 3 metres.

27 Jun 2018 8:29 PM

UIDAI delays face recognition rollout for Aadhaar till August 1

The UIDAI has delayed introduction of face recognition facility for Aadhaar by one month to get enough time to prepare for a smooth rollout.

13 Jun 2018 6:28 PM

Xiaomi Mi 7 could feature hardware-based Face Unlock system

Leaked photos on the Internet have suggested an iPhone X-like facial recognition setup on the upcoming Xiaomi smartphone.

17 May 2018 3:39 PM