Apple Snatches Up Facial Recognition Software Firm

Apple has shelled out an undisclosed number to acquire Polar Rose, a software firm specializing in facial recognition. Apple already uses facial recognition in iPhoto, but with the inevitable spread of FaceTime, refining their recognition tech makes sense. [9to5 Mac]

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Ya know, the more I think about it the more I grow to hate facial recognition software in all forms. Google/Apple/Gmen aside, facial recognition software really is a big bucket of BAD in all use cases (w/ few minor exceptions).