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Rumored Facebook purchase of Face.com spotlights facial recognition technology

Due to a reporting error, the sixth paragraph of the story "Rumored Facebook purchase of Face.com spotlights facial recognition technology," posted to the wire on Wednesday, misidentified Apu Kapadia's university affiliation.

The story has been corrected on the wire and the corrected sixth paragraph now reads:

The so-called "computer vision" technology that empowers computers to recognize faces has only recently gotten good enough that consumer-facing companies like Facebook, Apple and Google can support it, according to Apu Kapadia, a computer scientist at the University of Indiana, whose research includes digital privacy issues.


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