Friday, October 13, 2006

FaceKey obtains US 7,039,221 in biometrics area

FaceKey of San Antonio received US patent no. 7,039,221 directed to facial-recognition technology that combines the use of a smart card with a video camera.

"Your face will be your key," says Yevgeny B. Levitov, president of FaceKey Corp. "We believe that security will be increased without the further wearing away of citizens' privacy as business and government add restrictions as they endeavor to protect customers, employees and citizens."

The technology concerns embedding a video camera inside the smart card and requiring the owner's face to be recognized.

Hmmm, and can one take pictures with one's camera and forward them somewhere, like to the credit card (or security) provider? And, if there is no facial confirmation, is the picture forwarded to the FBI?

Recall also John Quincy St. Clair, and the "Walking through Walls Training System."


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