Included in the Live Nation's first quarter 2018 financial results released last week, was a small mention that they have partnered with and invested in a facial recognition company called Blink Identity. Live Nation's plan is to use this technology to allow ticket holders to gain access to shows using facial recognition.
Subaru has become the first car maker to deploy facial recognition inside a vehicle for the purpose of detecting driver fatigue.
Academics have designed a new facial recognition system that relies on the way light patterns reflect off the human face to distinguish between individuals, and on the speed with which the system reads the reflected light to detect forgery attempts.
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.