Microsoft’s big facial recognition leap

When it comes to privacy, your enemy is always Bob in accounting

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
28th June, 2018

Welcome back to one of this corner’s favourite topics, facial recognition technology. For those unfamiliar, there has been one long-standing issue with this branch of IT that has so far limited its ability to invade your privacy: It’s racist and sexist.

Seriously, unless you are a white male, it is awful at identifying you. Or at least it was. The fears over Amazon’s Rekognition were largely tamed by the usual reliable...

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