access control, face, hardware, mobile

Nothing is fool proof

Google’s Patent on Facial Passwords Published; Analysts Not Impressed (Mobile Bloom) — “Fool proof biometrics are yet to be designed and according to experts, this technology won’t come close to achieving it either.”

Nothing is fool proof. If easy-to-use facial recognition leads to more people protecting their mobile handset with some sort of access control technology, that’s probably a good thing. The process described at the link is actually pretty sophisticated and would probably suffice for 99.99% of mobile device users.

No good work whatever can be perfect, and the demand for perfection is always a sign of a misunderstanding of the ends of art.

—John Ruskin

Substitute “technology” for “art” and it’s still true.

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