Category: facial recognition

Change These Facebook Settings to Protect Your Photos From Facial Recognition Software 0

Change These Facebook Settings to Protect Your Photos From Facial Recognition Software

It should come as little surprise that any content you offer to the web for public consumption has the potential to be scraped and misused by anyone clever enough to do it. And while...

DHS wants to expand airport face recognition scans to include US citizens 0

DHS wants to expand airport face recognition scans to include US citizens

Homeland Security wants to expand facial recognition checks for travelers arriving and departing the U.S. to also include citizens, which had previously been exempt from the mandatory checks. In a filing, the department has...

Gift Guide: Essential security and privacy gifts to help protect your friends and family 0

Gift Guide: Essential security and privacy gifts to help protect your friends and family

There’s no such thing as perfect privacy or security, but there’s a lot you can do to lock down your online life. And the holiday season is a great time to encourage others to...

A 10-point plan to reboot the data industrial complex for the common good 0

A 10-point plan to reboot the data industrial complex for the common good

A posthumous manifesto by Giovanni Buttarelli, who until his death this summer was Europe’s chief data protection regulator, seeks to join the dots of surveillance capitalism’s rapacious colonization of human spaces, via increasingly pervasive...

Peter Thiel says Elizabeth Warren is ‘dangerous;’ Warren responds: ‘Good’ 0

Elizabeth Warren bites back at Zuckerberg’s leaked threat to K.O. the government

Presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren has responded publicly to a leaked attack on her by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, saying she won’t be bullied out of taking big tech to task for anticompetitive practices....

Passbase grabs $3.6M to power privacy-preserving online ID checks 0

Passbase grabs $3.6M to power privacy-preserving online ID checks

Digital identity startup Passbase has closed a $3.6 million seed round, led by Cowboy Ventures and Eniac Ventures, with participation from Seedcamp and other European investors. The 2018 founded startup bagged a $600k pre-seed round...

Megvii, the Chinese startup unicorn known for facial recognition tech, files to go public in Hong Kong 0

Megvii, the Chinese startup unicorn known for facial recognition tech, files to go public in Hong Kong

Megvii Technology, the Beijing-based artificial intelligence startup known in particular for its facial recognition brand Face++, has filed for a public listing on the Hong Kong stock exchange. Its prospectus did not disclose share...

The renaissance of silicon will create industry giants 0

The renaissance of silicon will create industry giants

Navin Chaddha Contributor Navin Chaddha leads Mayfield. The firm invests in early-stage consumer and enterprise technology companies and currently has $2.7 billion under management. More posts by this contributor A people-first view of investing...