Facial Recognition Site Face.com Indexes 52 Million People

The facial recognition site Face.com indexed 7 billion photos in the last year and has over 52 million faces identified with its photo tagging and photo search applications on Facebook. Face.com is expanding its reach to include the entire web by offering a developer option that lets users embed the facial recognition software on any […]

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Spokeo People Search Hysteria

The hysteria over the Spokeo people search engine has really reached a fevered pitch, with politicians, attorneys general and news media fanning the flames. I have done numerous people searches on the Spokeo site and, aside from some obvious accuracy issues in the data, I have found nothing that causes me privacy concerns. It is […]

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Son Finds Father on Facebook After 37 Years

A father and son from the United Kingdom have reunited after 37 years thanks to a people search on Facebook. The son, Andy Spiers-Corbett, was only two years old when his parents separated. That was his last contact with his father Graham Corbett. Over the years the two men have spent countless hours trying to […]

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Recognizr Facial Recognition App Raises Stalker Fears

A new mobile app that uses facial recognition technology with your mobile camera phone to recognize and identify people is raising stalking fears. The “Recognizr” app matches pictures of people taken with your camera phone with online pictures on social networks like Facebook and Twitter. The mobile app can reportedly identify personal details of complete […]

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WhitePages People Search Adds Social Network Profiles

WhitePages people search ( www.whitepages.com ) announced last week that they will add social network profiles from Twitter and Facebook to their people search engine. Users will now be able to search for a person’s phone number and address as well as profile pages on Facebook and Twitter for people. Whitepages hopes the addition of […]

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