Tag: Biometric Accuracy

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San Francisco is the first city in the United States to adopt a ban on government use of facial recognition technology. What do we think of that at Blink Identity?

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Almost every day there is an article in the news about face recognition technology. Let’s dig down and learn some of the basics about how it works.

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The ACLU did an experiment comparing a criminal watch list to members of Congress. The results got a lot of press but actually weren’t at all surprising.

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There have been a bunch of articles published recently about the terrible accuracy of facial recognition technology used by the police. This sounds really bad, but to understand it, you have to understand accuracy in biometrics.

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A recent blog post mentioned that the Android and Apple phone specifications call for at least a 1 in 50,000 probability of a false match. In other words, a randomly selected imposter will have a 1 in 50,000 chance of unlocking your phone with his fingerprint. Let’s visualize that.

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