IBM says it’s exiting the facial recognition business

IBM’s chief executive officer Arvind Krishna today revealed that the company is sunsetting its “general-purpose” facial recognition business. The announcement...

June 8th, 2020 Alex Coop

Digital identity is coming of age in Canada in 2020

You might remember the 1993 New Yorker cartoon, where a dog at a computer says to another, “On the Internet,...

May 13th, 2020 Cindy Baker

Four Canadian privacy watchdogs start investigation of facial recognition service

Four of Canada's privacy commissioners have launched a joint investigation into whether a U.S. company's facial recognition technology, which scrapes...

February 21st, 2020 Howard Solomon

Canadian privacy experts praise San Francisco ban on facial recognition software

Canadian privacy experts say this week's decision by San Francisco forbidding county and municipal departments from using facial recognition technology...

May 16th, 2019 Howard Solomon

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Hashtag Trending – Massive cryptocurrency theft, failing facial recognition, Uber’s IPO

A massive multi-million dollar cryptocurrency theft, failing facial recognition technology, and Uber’s highly-anticipated IPO. From Reddit, we begin with a...

May 9th, 2019 Mandy Kovacs

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Hashtag Trending – Amazon’s facial recognition software fails a test; Trump accuses Twitter of bias; Facebook loses billions in value

Amazon’s facial recognition software matched 28 members of the U.S. Congress to criminal mugshots. Donald Trump accused Twitter of liberal...

July 27th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Taking a 3D scan of your face with Bellus 3D Face Camera Pro at CES 2018

We may not have achieved Mission Impossible III levels of 3D face scanning yet, but at CES 2018, Bellus revealed...

January 10th, 2018 Brian Jackson

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Hashtag Trending – Lyft launches in Canada, Facial recognition could come to American airports

Uber’s biggest competitor, Lyft, is expanding outside of the U.S. for the first time, facial recognition could soon find itself...

November 14th, 2017 Alex Radu

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Facial referencing technology enhances safety at B.C. ski resort

Whistler Blackcomb is hoping to catch more thieves and illegitimate thrill seekers with a new network of surveillance cameras, and...

November 20th, 2014 Danny Bradbury