“All mobile phone users in China registering new SIM cards must submit to facial recognition scans, according to a new rule that went into effect across the country on Sunday […].
China’s education ministry said in September it would “curb and regulate” the use of facial recognition after parents grew angry when facial recognition software was installed without their knowledge at a university in Nanjing to monitor students’ attendance and focus during class.”
Source : China brings in mandatory facial recognition for mobile phone users | World news | The Guardian
“As a government agency seeks approval of a facial recognition system, it says one use for it could be verifying the age of people who want to view pornography online.”
Source : Australia Proposes Face Scans for Watching Online Pornography – The New York Times
“Samsung is once again in hot water for a shoddy biometrics implementation. This time the culprit is the Galaxy S10 and its ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint reader, which apparently can be unlocked by anyone as long as there is a screen protector or some other piece of transparent plastic between a finger and the sensor.”
Source : Anyone can fingerprint unlock a Galaxy S10—just grab a clear phone case | Ars Technica
“Les plateformes en ligne, notamment dans les domaines de la location immobilière et de la restauration, prévoient la possibilité de déposer des commentaires, éventuellement de manière anonyme, censés offrir un retour d’expérience et éclairer la clientèle. Alors que ces avis déterminent souvent le choix, cette pratique peut être dévoyée car elle permet à des usagers mal intentionnés, voire à des concurrents, de s’exprimer pour tromper sciemment les internautes. Afin de renforcer la transparence et la loyauté en ligne et d’assurer l’honnêteté dans les relations commerciales, une piste d’amélioration souvent avancée serait d’imposer la publication du numéro IP de l’émetteur du commentaire à côté de l’avis.”
Source : Sandrine Le Feur : Question N° 23644 au Secrétariat d’état au numérique – NosDéputés.fr
“You can look at France’s use of facial recognition for digital identity in two ways: it goes too far in terms of privacy, or they’re using the most secure new technology. Are they a front-runner or are they overstepping the mark?”
Source : French Liberte Tested by Nationwide Facial Recognition ID Plan – Bloomberg
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“No such luck with the iPhone X, though. Apple’s investment in its tech – which saw the company work with a Hollywood studio to create realistic masks to test Face ID – has clearly paid off. It was impossible to break in with the model. Microsoft appeared to have done a fine job too. It’s new Windows Hello facial recognition also didn’t accept the fake head as real. Little surprise the two most valuable companies in the world offer the best security.”
Source : We Broke Into A Bunch Of Android Phones With A 3D-Printed Head