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Those who wear their heart on their sleeve soon may not have to, as apps are being developed that would enable smartphones to gauge how someone feels.
On December 3, the U.S. Department of Commerce formally launched "a new privacy multi stakeholder process regarding the commercial use of facial recognition technology."
Google will not add facial recognition technology to Google Glass "without having strong privacy protections in place," Google wrote on its Project Glass blog.
Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas is the largest cruise ship in the world, and the technology used to keep it sailing smoothly is outsized too. The ocean liner had deployed facial recognition, digital signage and RFID technologies, as well as a boatload of handheld wireless devices.
The Data Protection Authority in Hamburg, Germany has threatened to fine Facebook over its facial recognition technology. Facebook responded by telling The Register that it rejects "any claim that we
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is reportedly poised to introduce new facial detection APIs in conjunction with its forthcoming iOS 5 operating system revamp, enabling developers to incorporate user detection