LG Innotek, a unit of LG group, will supply 3D facial recognition modules for Apple's upcoming iPhone 8, Korea Economic Daily reported Thursday. Apple and LG Innotek got together last year to develop the first-ever 3D facial recognition camera, which will be used for "a variety of applications from biometric authentication to games," the report said. Read: Apple's A11 Processor For iPhone 8, 7s, 7s Plus And iPad Refreshes Enter Production LG already supplies Apple with dual-lens camera modules found on the back of the iPhone 7. The upcoming camera is expected to be on the front side of the iPhone 8 and be smaller than the one on the iPhone 7. Both reasons are why LG is building a plant, the report said. LG reportedly invested 269.7 billion won ($239.5 million) in a new facility that will be dedicated to Apple's orders.
Facial recognition software is a reality and an increasingly irritating one. Smart cameras are monitoring the streets of most major cities, social media have massive databases of users' faces, and god knows how security services are planning to use it. Is there any way to escape Big Brother and enjoy some privacy? Developers and researchers are already working on this. For example, Carnegie Mellon University recently showed how specially designed glasses can trick facial recognition software into thinking you are someone else, and projects such as CV Dazzle explore how fashion can be used as camouflage.
Fox News Flash top headlines for Sept. 12 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com California could soon become the largest state to ban the use of facial recognition technology in law enforcement body cameras, a significant milestone in the regulation of the burgeoning technology. The State Assembly on Thursday passed AB 1215, a bill that would impose a three-year moratorium on the technology, garnering praise from privacy and civil liberties advocates. The legislation now heads to Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk.