ShinyShiny: Facebook pulls facial recognition system

Facebook's facial recognition system will be shut down and faceprints will be deleted for over a billion people, the social media giant has announced. The technology automatically identifies users in pictures and videos but Facebook has decided to remove it, citing increased concerns about its use. Jerome Pesenti, vice president of artificial intelligence at Facebook, wrote…

ShinyShiny tech round up: Concern over live facial recognition mounts

  The Information Commissioner has expressed deep concern about the potential misuse of live facial recognition (LFR) in public places, warning that “supercharged CCTV” could be used “inappropriately, excessively or even recklessly”. The controversial technology has been under the spotlight in recent years over fears it may invade people’s privacy, be used to create watchlists,…

Honor 8A smartphone offers facial recognition and Android 9 Pie for £139

Chinese brand HONOR has launched an affordable new Android smartphone, the HONOR 8A. Combining a 6.09-inch Dewdrop FullView screen with 87 per cent screen-to-body ratio, it also boasts facial recognition and FM radio as standard.  The Dewdrop notch, nestled at the top of the screen, measures 3.2mm and houses the front camera, light sensor and proximity…