A Facial Recognition Software Can Scan A Photo Of Yours And Reveal Your Most Sensitive Information

PCMag has a piece on a newly developed application which can reveal people’s personal and sensitive data such as a social security number by tapping into facial recognition technology.  According to PCMag, researchers at Carnegie Mellon confidently suggest that they can do this to a total stranger.  Perhaps, someday people who have access to this very application can just take a photo of a passerby and get to know such person intimately in term of identity.

What about people who just go onto Facebook and other social network websites and download strangers’ photos so they can use this facial recognition application to steal people’s identities?  Maybe even a simple photo of your face on the web can totally give up your identity to whoever has access to this very application.

Should people be very careful from now on of how they should post what on the Internet, especially their sensitive information which has now included photos of themselves?  So, a person should not think that they’re anonymous if they post fake profiles, because as long they have real photos of themselves on the web, their identities can be exposed to strangers?  I can go on, but I’m just going to scare everyone!!!  So, check out the source article “Social Security Numbers Revealed … With Facial-Recognition Software?” at PCMag to know more about this scary facial recognition application.

Source:  http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2389540,00.asp

My Little Fun Trip To Georgia Guidestones, Using iPad 2 To Snap Them Images

Intrigued by the story of an American stonehenge, and so I decided to take a little trip there.  Fortunately, it wasn’t too far from where I lived.  Two to three hours drive wasn’t so bad, and so it was a fun little trip.  Anyhow, a friend and I took a little trip to Georgia Guidestones.  The rumor has that Georgia Guidestones, a large granite monument in Elbert County of Georgia (USA), was funded and instructed to be created and placed in its specific location by a man who had not revealed his identity.  It was said that he had spent around $500,000 to erect Georgia Guidestones and had the people who helped him erect this very monument to not reveal his identity to anyone, ever.

The belief was that this stone was erected for several reasons.  Some people thought that the stone was created to guide future generations who might survive the end of the world as we know it.  Some other people believed the stone was erected for purely attraction.  Then there were some people believed the stone was erected for a cult.  Whatever the reason or reasons were for someone to erect this monument in Georgia in June 1979, the stone did have one controversial commandment in which it advises its believers to maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.

Anyhow, I took couple pictures of Georgia Guidestones with my iPad 2, and you all can have a look of these pictures right after the break.  (Disclaimer: Essayboard and its creator, me (Vinh Nguyen), do not support or dictate the meaning of the Georgia Guidestones’ messages and the stone itself in anyway of shape or form.  The meanings of the messages that inscribed on the Georgia Guidestones are of the creator of the stone itself.  It’s just a monument that I, Vinh Nguyen (and a friend), has visited and now share the images that I’d took with iPad 2 for your enjoyment.  — I heard, I came, I saw, and I took couple pictures.)

Check out images in original sizes (bigger sizes) at Essayboard’s Flickr set of Georgia Guidestones.

Check out Georgia Guidestones on Wikipedia.

Additional information:  I used iPad 2 to take the pictures of Georgia Guidestones.  Has to mention this since this is a technology blog!  Enjoy!