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Apple Granted Facial Recognition Technology Patent

BIOMETRICS—U.S.

December 4, 2013

Apple devices, in the future, may employ facial recognition technology to allow users to control some features, Los Angeles Times reports. The company was granted a patent Tuesday for “personal computing device control using face detection and recognition,” referring to an Apple device that would be able to recognize if the person standing in front of it was “authorized.” Daily Dashboard reported yesterday that the National Telecommunications and Information Administration will host a multi-stakeholder process on facial recognition technology early next year.
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