Thursday, May 20, 2010
Google May Add Face Recognition Technology - A Stalker's Dream?
Google debates face recognition technology
By Maija Palmer in London
Google executives are wrestling over whether to launch controversial facial recognition technology after a barrage of criticism over its privacy policies.
Eric Schmid, chief executive, said a series of public disputes over privacy issues had caused the management team to review its procedurs and the launch of new technologies. According to Google executives, facial recognition is one of the key topics of internal debate.
Privacy campaigners have raised fears that adding facial recognition to Googles would allow users to track strangers through a photograph, making it into an ideal tool for stalkers and identity fraudsters.
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