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Facial Tracking Gets an App

No longer is facial tracking relegated to the realm of governments, retailers, or hackers. Russian startup FindFace marries facial recognition technology and public databases to create an app that can identifies of strangers with over 70% accuracy. Scared yet? In terms of functionality, the tool couldn't be more simple. Take a picture of a stranger, submit the photo, and the app will search through photos on VK (Eastern Europe's Facebook equivalent) to find the top matches. The neural net algorithm from NTechLab behind this tech is the same one that the won MegaFace with 73% accuracy. Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab performed a quick test in... read more »