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The government's plans to store our biometric data are currently going through parliament. The data could reveal more than we'd like to those who seek to access the information.
The film Wonder tells the story of a boy with severe facial defects.
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People with facial difference often develop strategies for smoothing over social awkwardness, such as ways of introducing the issue into conversation early or using humour to deflect attention.
Facial recognition software isn't ready for face-in-a-crowd applications. Specialist police officers are far superior at spotting criminals.
It's no surprise sheep can recognise people – their intelligence is often overlooked.
The iPhone X’s big new features come with a high price tag.
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Apple's latest iPhone sold out within minutes of its launch, but questions still remain about whether that pace of demand will continue and, if so, whether the company's supply chain will be able to keep up.
Treating video like a mutating gene could improve surveillance software.
The government doesn’t need a giant biometric database.
Governments must stop thinking that owning as much data as possible is the only way to protect national security and prevent crime.
Many more faces to be added to a national database, but will it make us any safer?
The COAG agreement to share our biometric data - including some photo ID - is an erosion of our privacy and will give people a false sense of comfort.
The key messages from Thursday’s COAG meeting were about co-operation and a nationally consistent approach to counter-terrorism.
National discussions about counter-terrorism strategy are welcome, but require robust follow-up if they are to improve responses to terrorism.
Tabatha Bundesen’s pet Tardar Sauce became an Internet sensation known as “Grumpy Cat” for a resting facial appearance that resembles a look of dissatisfaction. Now, scientists are starting to be able to read animal emotions from their expressions.
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Scientists are beginning to link animal facial expressions to emotions, making it possible for us to understand how they feel.
If Facebook already knows how you feel from reading what you post, soon it will know from reading the expressions on your face.
Mapping a face is the starting point.
Computers are getting better at identifying people's faces, and while that can be helpful as well as worrisome. To properly understand the legal and privacy ramifications, we need to know how facial recognition technology works.
Researchers are looking for ways to improve our ability to recognise and match faces.
A face in a crowd in Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation.
Big brother is not watching you ... yet.
Plans to introduce voice and facial recognition technology for online shopping and banking point to a password-free future.
Images of your face can be checked against images held on government databases.
Should Australia's law enforcement agencies be allowed to use images supplied for driving licenses, passports and other identification documents as part of a facial recognition search for criminals?
Facebook has taken its facial recognition application to a new level.
Facebook Moments adds a new level of complexity to the issue of user consent.
You don’t need to see the whole face to identify someone.
The need to accurately identify people is important for security (and for not embarrassing yourself by hugging strangers). It was cited as the main reason for excluding and restricting the movements of…
Tattooed car, tattooed owner – maybe not a coincidence.
It is common knowledge – at least to anyone who trawls the shallower reaches of the internet – that people resemble their pets. Sad-looking humans have melancholy animal companions and bright-eyed and…
Passport officers had to decide if a person facing them was the same as the one pictured in the identity card. In this case, yes.
Staff responsible for issuing passports are no better than the average person at identifying if someone is holding a fake passport photo, my colleagues and I report in a study published in PLOS ONE today…