To the Best of Our Knowledge

Focusing on Faces

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Did you know that the National Security Agency has been collecting thousands of photos of faces every day, as part of its facial recognition effort? Turns out, your face is more unique than your fingerprint, and government agencies and private companies are developing new programs to find and identify faces. The New York Times' Natasha Singer gives us an update on the state of facial recognition.



NY Hopes Barcode Wristband Will Help Track Disaster Evacuees

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

State officials are creating a new identification system to help monitor the whereabouts of hospital patients and long-term-care residents during natural disasters and other large disruptions.