Could this be your home in 10 years? Telus thinks so

Viewers who watched Minority Report's facial-scanning technology or George Jetson's nutritionally-measured dinner with envy can take heart - Telus Corp. is touring western Canada with the so-called Future Home, a showcase for the company's new fibre-optic broadband network.

Published on: December 7th, 2015 Eric Emin Wood

McAfee asks for your face and your voice in exchange for access

For users looking for more than just a password to protect sensitive documents, McAfee Inc. has just rolled out a new facial recognition service to keep their data from prying eyes. Launched July

Published on: July 25th, 2013 Candice So

Facebook acquires facial recognition software firm

Facebook has acquired, the facial recognition software company whose products power Facebook's photo tagging suggestions, according to a blog post.Rumors of the acquisition began to circulate in late May. also provides branded Facebook apps.

Published on: June 18th, 2012 Cameron Scott

Facebook agrees to a dozen recommendations by Irish data protection authority

Facebook plans to change how it retains data and revamp some privacy controls following the release Wednesday of a critical audit from Ireland's data protection authority.Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner, Billy Hawkes, said if

Published on: December 22nd, 2011 Jeremy Kirk

Fotobounce offers photo sharing without privacy risks

Ray Ganong knows what an arduous task it is to be the designated keeper of the family photo archive in the modern digital world. Gigabytes of photos pour into our computers from digital

Published on: December 14th, 2011 Brian Jackson

‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ features come with security gaps

Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” is imminent with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone. Early reviews suggest that Android 4.0 is a cutting edge mobile OS with a variety of awesome

Published on: November 21st, 2011 Tony Bradley

Your new password

The future has flying cars, replicators, and computers that recognize your face and let you log in just by looking at them. While we may have to wait a bit longer for the

Published on: June 15th, 2011 Erez Zukerman

How to opt out of Facebook’s facial recognition

You know those really unflattering photos on Facebook that you untagged at lightning speed? Now might be a good time to delete them...or at least check up on one new privacy setting.Yesterday, security

Published on: June 9th, 2011 Kristin Burnham

8 amazing things you can do with Windows 8

Windows 8 is still a couple of years away, but Microsoft is already telling partners what to expect in the next generation operating system. Luckily for the public, Microsoft planning documents shared with

Published on: July 6th, 2010 Jon Brodkin

A sneak peek at 8 fabulous Windows 8 features

Windows 8 is still a couple of years away, but Microsoft (MSFT) is already telling partners what to expect in the next generation operating system. Luckily for the public, Microsoft planning documents shared

Published on: July 5th, 2010 Jon Brodkin

Ontario has new method to keep problem gamblers out of gaming sites

It's a strange task that Tom Marinelli has been handed – trying to keep out more than 10,000 loyal customers from 30 sites spread across Ontario.But that's what the CIO of the Ontario

Published on: March 27th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Futuristic system analyzes body language to detect terrorists posing as tourists

The year is 2012. As soon as you walk into the airport, the machines are watching. Are you a tourist -- or a terrorist posing as one? As you answer a few questions

Published on: February 23rd, 2009 Robert L. Mitchell

If you’re happy and you know it – so does airport security

Biometric technology involving facial recognition could soon be used to determine the moods of people in public and alert security about angry or suspicious expressions, according to research out of Concordia University.A researcher

Published on: December 5th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Facial recognition software used for national security

Jeff Jonas knows the Las Vegas gambling industry inside and out. As the founder and chief scientist of Systems Research & Development (SRD), Jonas helped build numerous casino systems before 2005 when his

Published on: March 11th, 2008 Jon Brodkin