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Which countries are already employing facial recognition technology?

19 11 16

DATA and privacy are this month’s most prominent buzz words, spurred by news of Facebook’s sharing of data with Cambridge Analytica, perhaps the social media platform’s biggest scandal to date.

Consumers are becoming more conscious about sharing their information, as data integrity and security has become a growing concern. However, with the advent of countries teching up with facial recognition, even travelers have to start seriously considering what kind of information they could be unwillingly sharing with countries, people and places.

Facial recognition technology is a system that’s capable of identifying or verifying a person from a digital image or a video frame. It works by comparing selected facial features with faces within a database.

SEE ALSO: Facial recognition becoming commonplace at China’s airports

The technology is used in security systems and can be compared to other biometrics such as fingerprint or iris recognition systems. In recent times, it has been picked up and used as a commercial identification and marketing tool.

Most people have a smartphone camera capable of identifying features to perform activities such as unlocking said smartphone or making payments.


Singapore announced recently that it is planning to........

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