Facebook has started rolling out an update to its photo tagging system that will now scan newly uploaded photos and alert all the users it recognizes in that image by default.
Microsoft has released updates earlier this month to patch a vulnerability in the Windows 10 Hello facial recognition system that allows an attacker to bypass the facial scan with a printed photo.
A real-time facial recognition software tested by London Metropolitan Police at this year's Notting Hill Carnival was labeled as a "resounding success" by police officers, but privacy groups members who were invited to view it in action called it "inaccurate and painfully crude."
Even before its official launch, smartphone experts are criticizing Samsung Galaxy S8 phones after one of their colleagues managed to bypass the facial recognition feature that ships with these phones by flashing a photo of himself in front of the phone.
Security researchers have demonstrated a system by which they can use publicly available photographs of an individual to trick facial recognition technology and achieve successful authentication.