Facial Recognition May Replace Online Passwords
New technology is all abuzz with news of programs that would replace those pesky 10 digit "letter-number -character" passwords we are getting accustomed to, with using our faces as our passwords to log into our protected information instead.
On the one hand, it sounds Orwellian. It takes very little for a copy to get a copy of your photo from these merchandisers, media and social media sites. On the other hand, for those of us with passwords at home, passwords at work and more passwords for online shopping and paying bills, it could be a relief. Except it's not a done deal yet. Why? Because someone cold hold up a picture of you at the computer or whatever, and the computer may not be able to tell the difference.
Yet, this may be the next wave. Why does it have to be the face we show, which is a dead giveaway to law enforcement if they get hold of it? Why can't it be a scar somewhere on your body, or a tatoo that's never visible in your photos? Flash the tat or scar and presto, you're in to your site. And nobody gets to see your face.
How do you feel about having so many images of your face all over the internet?
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