The widespread use of facial recognition technology is almost upon us. The new iPhone is available with FaceID where you can unlock your phone with your face. Facial recognition is not new. It’s been a sci-fi staple for decades, and its practical roots are in the 1960s with Palo Alto researchers on RAND Tablets manually mapping out people’s features. Even back then we could give a computer enough data to be able to match a person to a their photograph.
MeriTalk, a public-private partnership focused on improving the outcomes of government IT, announced the results of its new report, The Video Vortex.
The study, based on a survey of 151 Federal decision makers —evenly split between physical security and IT managers— and sponsored by EMC Corporation, looks at video surveillance across Federal IT and the opportunities for agencies to enhance the value of their video data assets.
Shortly after NOMi – a company that bills itself as the Omniture of the brick and mortar store – acquired cross-device startup Media Armor, NOMi itself has been acquired by in-store analytics competitor Brickstream. Apple delivered a major blow to a core part of NOMi’s business when it revealed this summer that it would begin randomizing Media Access Control (MAC) addresses for mobile operating system iOS8.