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Face Recognition To Be Allowed To Verify Aadhaar Cardholders

Around 119 crore people have been issued Aadhaar cards so far. NEW DELHI: HIGHLIGHTS Face recognition won’t need any new reference data Will only work when coupled with another authentication factor Camera already available to capture face without additional hardware Aadhaar users stuck over the verification of biometric data like their iris or fingerprint scan can soon get help from facial recognition. The UIDAI or the agency in charge of the national identity card system announced this in a statement today, with officials saying this would not just add an…

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Apple’s iPhoneX brings face recognition to masses, concerns over technology

 Apple will let you unlock the iPhone X with your face — a move likely to bring facial recognition to the masses, along with concerns over how the technology may be used for nefarious purposes. Apple’s newest device, set to go on sale November 3, is designed to be unlocked with a facial scan with a number of privacy safeguards — as the data will only be stored on the phone and not in any databases. Unlocking one’s phone with a face scan may offer added convenience and security for…

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