Friday June 03, 2016

Facial Recognition Will Soon End Your Anonymity

This is kind of scary when you really think about it. The sad part is that it's not "if" this will become reality, it's just a matter of "when."

Soon anybody with a high-resolution camera and the right software will be able to determine your identity. That’s because several technologies are converging to make this accessible. Recognition algorithms have become far more accurate, the devices we carry can process huge amounts of data, and there’s massive databases of faces now available on social media that are tied to our real names. As facial recognition enters the mainstream, it will have serious implications for your privacy.