Apple has been awarded a new patent for facial recognition technology by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, with patent number 8,600,120. The patent relates to a Personal computing device control using face detection and recognition. | via Geeky Gadgets
Face-recognition software: Is this the end of anonymity for all of us? | The software is already used for military surveillance, by police to identify suspects - and on Facebook. Now the US government is in the process of building the world's largest cache of face-recognition data, with the goal of identifying every person in the country.