Articles Tagged “privacy”

  • The Privacy Implications of Facial Recognition Technology

    According to How Facial Recognition Systems Work by by Kevin Bonsor and Ryan Johnson, facial recognition technology – in a nutshell – is based on the ability to recognize a face and then measure the various features of the face. Every face has numerous, distinguishable facial features, such as the distance between the eyes; width of the nose; depth of the eye sockets; the shape of the cheekbones; and the length of the jaw line. These features create a numerical code, called a two-dimensional faceprint, representing the face in the database. A newly-emerging trend in facial recognition technology uses a three-dimensional model.

  • U.S. court allows searches of laptops

    U.S. court allows searches of laptops

    By Julia Cheever April 21, 2008 A federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled today that travelers entering the United States at borders or airports don’t have a right to expect their laptop computers won’t…