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US facial recognition firm faces £17m UK fine for ‘serious breaches’

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A US company that gathered photos of people from Facebook and other social media sites for use in facial recognition by its clients is facing a £17m fine after the Information Commissioner’s Office found it had commit...

Why is Facebook shutting down its facial recognition system and deleting ‘faceprints’?

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Facebook has announced it is deleting about 1bn “faceprints” it used as part of a facial recognition system for photo tagging, citing concerns with the technology. Meta, the company formally known as Facebook, announc...

Facebook to shut facial recognition system and delete 1bn ‘faceprints’

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Facebook will delete the “faceprints” of more than a billion people after announcing that it is shutting down its facial recognition system due to the “many concerns” about using the technology. The social media netwo...

Undisclosed private companies analysing facial data from NHS app

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Undisclosed companies are analysing facial data collected by the NHS app, which is used by more than 16 million English citizens, prompting fresh concern about the role of outsourcing to private businesses in the serv...

NHS app storing facial verification data via contract with firm linked to Tory donors

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The NHS app is collecting and storing facial verification data from UK citizens in a process which has fuelled concerns about transparency and accountability. The data collection is taking place under a contract with ...

Here’s the rub: facial massage can have benefits but not for your skin

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Whether it’s with a jade roller, a gua sha or simply your fingers, facial massages are all over social media, from TikTok demonstrations to Instagram ads. They make lofty, appealing promises – claiming to improve bloo...

Can facial analysis technology create a child-safe internet?

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Suppose you pulled out your phone this morning to post a pic to your favourite social network – let’s call it Twinstabooktok – and were asked for a selfie before you could log on. The picture you submitted wouldn’t be...

Kevin De Bruyne an injury doubt for Euro 2020 after suffering facial fractures

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Kevin De Bruyne suffered an acute fracture of the nose and an orbital fracture to his left eye socket in Manchester City’s 1-0 Champions League final defeat to Chelsea on Saturday. The Belgian midfielder has left hosp...

The best facial mists

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When is a facial mist not a facial mist, but something a whole lot more useful? I throw no shade on conventional mists: on a sizzling or tiring day, they’re just the ticket. When giving birth, emerging from the gym, o...

Brighton’s Graham Potter suffers facial injury after falling into railing on beach

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Graham Potter joked that his modelling days were already long gone after a tumble on the beach left Brighton’s manager sporting a nasty facial injury. Potter appeared at his press conference before Saturday’s trip to ...

Are DIY facial gadgets worth the big price tag?

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With salons shut and consumers forced to spend all week staring involuntarily at their own Zoom faces, DIY facial gadgets have reversed their sales decline and seen remarkable triple-digit growth during the past 12 mo...