“Several of Meta’s current projects show that the company has no plans to stop collecting data about peoples’ bodies. Meta is developing hyper-realistic avatars that people will operate as they travel through the metaverse, which requires tracking someone’s facial movements in real time so they can be recreated by their avatar. A new virtual reality headset that Meta plans to release next year will include sensors that track peoples’ eye and facial movements. The company also weighed incorporating facial recognition into its new Ray-Ban smart glasses, which allow the wearer to record their surroundings as they walk around, and Reality Labs, Meta’s hub for studying virtual and augmented reality, is conducting ongoing research into biometrics, according to postings on Facebook’s careers website.”
Source : Facebook’s facial recognition announcement doesn’t apply to the metaverse – Vox
“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
“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
Si le système de DeepFace identifie automatiquement les utilisateurs sans stocker leurs données biométriques, Faceebook ne transgresse pas la loi de l’Illinois.
Source : Le système de reconnaissance faciale de Facebook confronté à la justice américaine – Politique – Numerama
An Apple patent application published on Thursday describes a method of storing an unauthorized user’s biometric information, which can help strengthen security management or assist in device recovery and criminal prosecution in the case of a theft.
Source : Future iPhones might collect fingerprints, photos of thieves
When hackers steal your password, you change it. When hackers steal your fingerprints, they’ve got an unchangeable credential that lets them spoof your identity for life.
When they steal 5.6 million of those irrevocable biometric identifiers from U.S. federal employees—many with secret clearances—well, that’s very bad.
Source : OPM Now Admits 5.6m Feds’ Fingerprints Were Stolen By Hackers | WIRED