Can facial recognition software give away more details about you, like your Social Security number? Researchers at Carnegie Mellon think it can, reports PC Magazine.
A team lead by IT professor Alessandro Acquisti have developed a mobile app that draws on facial-recognition software, cloud computing and information from social networking sites to positively identify people. The team then used this app to identify people both online and offline, matching typical private data, like Social Security numbers, to the subjects.
Although the team did not reveal its methodology, this app could change the nature of personal information and what we know about each other.
Acquisti and his team will present their findings on August 4 at the Black Hat Technical Security Conference in Las Vegas.
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