Monday, August 8, 2011

Facebook like Face Recognition?

Apparently the worrisome news of online privacy haven't stopped proposals and research for a facial recognition system unlike any other. A system which was able to match webcam images and Facebook profiles 31% of the time. Though 31% isn't much; it is clear that maintaining anonymity is becoming harder and harder. Carnegie Melon University Researches demonstrated that system and findings at the Black Hat computer security conference in Las Vegas. Google engineers have had talks about the possibility of using their technology for such a purpose but claim they don't have any actual plans.

CMU students volunteered for an experiment in which their images were successfully identified  with their Facebook profiles about 30% of the time. Over "278,000 thousand Facebook pictures and 6,000 dating profiles" were also tested and 1-in10 were able to be identified.
For now these type of systems work only with front facing photos but as technology gets better and better, wont be long till a single photograph will be able to bring up a persons complete information.



(Sources: Popsci, Carnegie Melon, CMU, Google)

33 comments:

Diego Sousa said...

that's really creepy to me!

GHive said...

Yeah i have researched online facial recognition for a side project, its becoming pretty standard now-a-days and eventually has technology improves everyone will know you everywhere, just like a video game with the name above your head.

Dan Carter said...

it is really creepy, it only dawned on me when i recently uploaded an album and it started pulling faces out and asking for names, it then filled other photos in, 1984 thing

Mr Jack House said...

Graces her subjects, and her thoughts the king. Supporting!

Chase said...

I'm okay with this

Murdernickel said...

This scares me alot..

Lance said...

F*** everything about this!

Max Silver said...

Well, that's fairly fucking terrifying...

Inverse said...

I'm all for progress but this bullshit. More bad than good can only come from this.

Chase said...
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GMSoccerPicks said...

That shit is going too far. Its too much...i dont like that crap, its scary

poorfags said...

It will be interesting to see how far anonymity lasts. I think the internet should remain a wild west.

SuperCrabby said...

wow that is not good at all. but how are they going to know? what if one wears a mask??

Megamanrocks said...

Crazy, I'm all for anomity

The Sorrow said...

Great man. I loved

taio said...

excelente post

Mekkor said...

i hate facebook after it uploaded all of my phone numbers from my smart phone WITHOUT asking

Bulletproof Zombie said...

I agree with Poorfags up there.

Staff said...

I cant wait for the video cameras in our halls to be able to facially recognize which person befouls the bathrooms at work!

Jack Sin said...

This makes me wonder about the safety of a person's identity in the future.

ER Technician said...

Yeah this is a huge violation of our privacy for advertisers and governments to index us like this. It is a real shame.

Clotifoth said...

The latest assistance in supplementing minitrue's flagship line: the Face Book!

Randall A. said...

Clotifoth, excellent comment haha. Glad someone is keeping 1984 in mind!

Sinclair said...

That is... utterly terrifying. I don't want to be tracked like that. One of these days I'm going to go live in the mountains like a hippie, swear to God.

Joana Galhardo said...
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Joana Galhardo said...

...stalker much?
Zuckerberg is losing it!

This Guy said...

hmm, this could be useful but harmful

Andy said...

That thing looks kinda neat, but I'm sure Google Plus will do the same soon enough.

Shona said...

This scares me some what.

MUFCfollowers said...

Big brother is out there! Scary technology right ther

Mr Lev said...

Wow, I'm becoming more and more disturbed by the privacy abuse of the large companies like google of now fb.

TeamD0A said...
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Morph1n3 said...

This would be cool if they can do it.

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