Face Recognition Tech: With All the Press, What Are the Real Risks?

Face Recognition Tech: With All the Press, What Are the Real Risks?

In July, a cutesy face-morphing app threw most Americans with a smartphone into utter panic. The goofy photo filter, appropriately (if unimaginatively) dubbed FaceApp, attracted hordes of users with its ability to add years of eerily-realistic age onto photographed faces. It rocketed into Internet virality, its edited photos sweeping across social media platforms and photo-sharing sites. It was a blast – until some suspicious internet investigator realized that the firm behind FaceApp was Russian.