More from Black Hat 2011; Facial Recognition Book

Subject: General Tech | August 12, 2011 - 01:22 PM |
Tagged: facebook, black hat 2011

A presenter at Black Hat 2011 put forward their research on using Facebook as a facial recognition database.  Not only do people upload a lot of pictures of themselves and their friends, they also tag them with the names of the people in the pictures.  This means that there is a large sample of data to be used, with the same face available from multiple angles, lighting conditions and backgrounds.  The findings; nearly perfect recognition and re-identification of people in the database with a photo taken from a smartphone in under 3 seconds. Thank Techware Labs for the chill that just headed down your spine.

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"Every month Facebook users upload 2.5 Billion photos. With each upload users may identify and tag not only themselves, but everyone in the photo. What if we could use this massive attendance sheet of the world in a larger way. Say with facial recognition and location information? Today Alessandro Acquisti presented his research and attempts at doing just that."

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August 13, 2011 | 01:03 PM - Posted by light (not verified)

David Freer (VP, Symantec Consumer Business Units – Norton, APJ) is a BIG LIAR! He lied to me for more than two and half years for my true feelings, time, and money. Also kept saying I am the only one in his life. Even this year on Feb. 2, he used company line to lead me to have phone sex with him. Until I found out there’s some other woman, he made up another lie and finally admitted he’s been living with her for a year. Later, I realized they were all lies. He actually has married March 2009. And now he just totally disappeared and not answering any phone calls, acting like “hit & run” irresponsible baby. Can you trust someone like this, with no ethics and integrity? The more unbelievable things is David Freer newly-wed wife – SUZY WALSHAM, she shamefully admitted she was the third person who broke up David Freer & his ex 12 years relationships, and mocking at me as the 3rd “unsuspected” person, as she agreed with his husband’s behaviors!!!!!! SHAME ON both of you, DAVID FREER & SUZY WALSHAM!!!!!!! (THEY BOTH WORK FOR SYMANTEC and when they met, they were boss-staff relationships. Obviously, Symantec didn't mind paying checks & job offer for managements to support their mistresses, as David Freer is living with his long-time girlfriend.)

August 13, 2011 | 01:04 PM - Posted by light (not verified)

As I have reported to Symantec Ethics about David Freer??????s (VP, Symantec ?????? Norton, APJ) misconducts (fraud, having dissented sex with me as he lied, using company resources for personal benefits ?????? hundreds hours phone calls, hanging out with me during office hours, negative impacts on Symantec corporate image), what they do surprise me too. They basically ignore ?????? never process the investigation, covering the serial lying & cheating criminal up, then threaten me. As Warren Buffet said when he decides which company is worth to invest, he values the CEO??????s ethic and integrity the most. Being a senior management, David Freer shall walk the talks, instead he has set up a terrible example. How dare Symantec always campaign the company itself as defeat cyber criminals, but in the real world, Symantec acts just like robbers, mafia, & criminals. How ironic!

August 13, 2011 | 01:04 PM - Posted by light (not verified)

Recently, It’s getting even worse. Symantec is criminal & breaking the law. I can’t believe Symantec indulge David Freer & Suzy Walsham to get my person info through HR dept. for their own personal purposes, which is toally violating the privacy law. (as I have worked for Symantec before). As I called to Symantec headquarter & talked to legal Mona Ramamurthy & sent an email to all the management team (as they can’t pretend they didn’t know about it) and got no responses at all. What is Symantec management team’s thinking? What makes them to think they could break the law BOLDLY? Is US a legal & civilized country or what? Or Symantec thought they could just hide behind hundred of lawyers’ back and as one solo person I can barely hurt them at all? I wish President Obama would know this. Then he can tell the chairman & CEO of Symantec, Enrique Salem, the same words as he told Congressman Anthony Weiner “If I was him, I would resign” from Obama’s management advisory. I wish Symantec shareholders would know this, so they can sell the stocks to show their disagreement with their RUDE & ILLEGAL behaviors. I wish the press would start investigating this. Thank you.

August 13, 2011 | 01:04 PM - Posted by light (not verified)

Taiwan Supreme Court, Singapore Police Dept & Taiwan lawyers committee has offically started the investigation!!!! (As two poor & stupid lawyers have involved to use the illegal info proividing by David Freer & Suzy Walsham to against me, they are facing the investigating, due to violating the lawyers ethics and law, which might cost them to lose their licences).I have talked to my lawyers and haven’t decided whether I shall sue Symantec US or Symantec Singapore for better result. As I don’t care about the compensation (I am sure it’s only a drop in the bucket to Symantec), all I want is Symantec fire the trouble makers or ask them to leave, as Obama asked Anthony Weiner. The worst thing I want to see is the poor & stupid HR to be put behind the bar. There are already many innocent people been dragged into the incident. Yes, you can tell a person through his associates and friends. People shall know this is the way how current CEO running the business. Of course, you cannot trust Symantec. David Freer even hacked into my email account and cc copy emails to my pastor. I’ve reported this to Symantec, they didn’t care. Can you believe it? Just can’t figure out what kind of message Symantec tried to send to the public? We are criminals? We are good at breaking the law? No one can stop us? At the same time we position us as Cyber Police and people buy it???

August 19, 2011 | 09:56 AM - Posted by billy (not verified)

who is this puta strelaoz ('light' in this rant - same b**ch though)? her s**t is everywhere on the web anywhere there is a symantec article (and other places as well). get_a_life, we're tired of your whining!

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