Facial Recognition Systems Work

This biometric technology could also be used to secure your computer files. By mounting a Webcam to your computer and installing the facial recognition software, your face can become the password you use to get into your computer. has incorporated the technology into a for its A,T and X series Thinkpad .

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Facial recognition software can be used to lock your computer.

While facial recognition can be used to protect your private information, it can just as easily be used to invade your privacy by taking you picture when you are entirely unaware of the camera. As with many developing technologies, the incredible potential of facial recognition comes with drawbacks.

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