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  1. Google Glass Just Got a Little Less Creepy, It Won’t Recognize Faces

    Google announced that it won't be accepting apps for Glass that recognize faces -- at least not yet.

    If you're creeped-out by the idea of someone wearing Google Glass being able to instantly pull up information about you just from your face, then you might be glad to hear that isn't happening. At least not yet. Google announced Friday that it would not be accepting apps that make use of facial recognition as a way of addressing privacy concerns. So that's it then, right? Are everyone's concerns settled? It's not that simple, Google.

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  2. Pareidoloop Combines Random Polygons With Facial Recognition

    Facial recognition algorithms are designed to help people, like law enforcement agencies, identify otherwise difficult to determine characteristics in facial images. Sometimes this is meant to associate them with other similar faces, like a suspect, among other uses. Pareidoloop, a coding project from Phil McCarthy, certainly falls under one of those "other uses." The project places randomly generated polygons over the top of each other and runs the result through facial recognition code until it produces an eerily recognizable face.

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  3. Japanese Surveillance System Can Scan 36 Million Faces in a Second

    Step one of achieving a dystopia  is having the physical infrastructure to monitor large amounts of people at all times. Step two is having the software (or manpower I guess) to parse it all. A Japanese surveillance company has just made huge strides in that second part. The company, Hitachi Kokusai Electric, is just finishing development of a facial recognition system that, given enough footage, can scan and index around 36 million faces in just around 1 second. You'd need a pretty insane amount of footage before that calculation time became non-trivial.

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  4. Wasps are Good at Recognizing Each Others' Faces, Similar to Humans

    WASPs are good at recognizing faces, of course, but you might be surprised to know that wasps are good at it too. According to a study performed at the University of Michigan, wasps can recognize friends and strangers by the distinctive markings on their faces. In addition, they'll react more aggressively towards wasps they don't know than they will towards their buddies. Certain natural deformities like a missing attenna can throw this recognition off, but overall, the insects are great at remembering the dudes they've seen up to as long as a week before.

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  5. Facebook Will Go Ahead and Scan Your Face Now

    So you don't have to go through the trouble of tagging/untagging yourself in pictures you may/may not like, Facebook has taken it upon itself to use facial recognition software to to it for you. You're welcome, Facebook users. You know, there's nothing I like more than my friends tagging horribly unflattering pictures of me so everyone I know can find out about it in their stream before I give it my OK. But now you're telling me that Facebook is going to go through all these pictures for me and tag them upon uploading? Well, that's great! Because Facebook-bots are strangers. Heck, they're not even human, amirite? I suppose this makes photo tagging more convenient.

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