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Face recognition nabs fake passport user at US airport

WASHINGTON: Facial recognition technology was credited with the arrest this week of a man attempting to use a fake passport to enter the United States at Washington's Dulles airport, officials said. Officials said that on the third day of deployment of the new technology, border agents were able to determine that the man was using a fake French passport. US Customs and Border Protection, part of the Department of Homeland Security, said Dulles is one of 14 "early adopter airports" using facial recognition technology…

Facebook says it has hit two billion user mark

Facebook two billion users mark:  Facebook said Tuesday its ranks of monthly active users had hit two billion users the meaning more than a quarter of the world's population is on the giant social network. "There are now two billion people connecting and building communities on Facebook every month," vice president of social good Naomi Gleit said in an online post.

Google increases user privacy controls

SAN FRANCISCO: Google increased privacy controls for users and rolled out a website on Monday that answers frequently asked questions in response to increasing concern over how the search giant collects and uses its massive amounts of data.