One Per Cent: Facial recognition identifies your Social Security number


You only thought you were safe on the internet ….

A picture of your face is all it takes for Alessandro Acquisti at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to access a wealth of personal information. He and colleagues used PittPatt facial recognition software – which was developed at CMU and recently bought by Google – to match people with their Facebook profiles and gather names, birth dates and other demographics for one in three test subjects.

via One Per Cent: Facial recognition identifies your Social Security number.

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