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cylab in the headlines
Facial recognition technology moving toward identifying almost anyone
May 20, 2013
But when the FBI released blurry, off-angle images of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings, researchers with Carnegie Mellon University's CyLab Biometrics Center began trying to bring them into focus. Marios Savvides, director of the CMU CyLab Biometrics Center, told the Tribune-Review. “It's not exactly him, but it's also not a random face. It does fit him.”
"Big Brother" is big business?
May 16, 2013
Professor Alessandro Acquisti of Carnegie Mellon CyLab, says smart-phones will make "facial searches" as common as Google searches in the future. "One of the participants, before doing the experiment, told us, 'You're not going to find me because I'm very careful about my photos online.' And we found him," says Acquisti, "Because someone else had uploaded a photo of him."
Study: 45 percent of Bitcoin exchanges end up closing
April 26, 2013
The study said: "Exchanges handling 275 Bitcoins' worth of transactions each day have a 20 percent chance of being breached, compared to a 70 percent chance for exchanges processing daily transactions worth 5570 Bitcoins." Tyler Moore and Carnegie Mellon CyLab reseacher Nicholas Christin estimate that the median lifespan of any Bitcoin exchange is 381 days, with a 29.9 percent chance that a new exchange will close within a year of opening.