Facebook, Google and Apple use facial recognition to automatically recognize people in photos and the technology is increasingly being used in other ways, such as in billboards that target ads based on who’s walking by. But is this technology good, or bad? Is it an invasion of privacy, or is it something consumers can benefit from?
These are some of the questions the Federal Trade Commission will ask when it holds a free public meeting on the subject Dec. 8 in Washington, D.C.
The FTC workshop will gather consumer protection organizations, academics, business and industry representatives, privacy professionals, and others to examine the use of facial recognition technology and related privacy and security concerns.
According to NetworkWorld, one of the biggest pushes into facial recognition could come in the form of Microsoft’s Windows 8, which will include facial recognition as a more secure way to access your computer.
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