How to Check Whether Your Flickr Photos Were Used for Facial Recognition Software

Nowadays, facial recognition is no longer confined to cops and spies in action movies. Numerous smartphone users use the technology to sign into their device each day, while related software is also used for passport controls at airports.

Facial recognition has made verifying identities and logging into our phones a lot easier. But some people have become concerned that others could use their online pictures for the software.

If you’re a Flickr user, an online tool has emerged to help you check whether your pictures were used for facial recognition. And if so, is there anything you can do about it?

Why Would My Online Pictures Be Used for Facial Recognition Software?

To test facial recognition technology, developers need—well—faces. Often, they choose photos that have been published online to see whether or not their technology works.

Facial recognition requires numerous different faces to improve. Gender, skin color, age, and other

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Software Maker UiPath Chases a Nearly $26 Billion Valuation

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UiPath provides a platform that helps its customers automate processes using software robots.


Courtesy UiPath

UiPath, the automation software maker, is going public next week. 

The company is scheduled to price its deal on April 20 and begin trading the next day, a person familiar with the situation said. The company is selling 21,282,081 shares at $43 to $50 each, which could raise as much as $1.06 billion. UiPath plans to list on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol PATH.

With 516,545,035 shares outstanding, UiPath could be valued at nearly $26 billion if the IPO prices at the top end of its range. 

The prospectus lists 21 investment banks that are advising on the deal, led by

Morgan Stanley

and

JP Morgan.

Founded in 2015 in an apartment in Romania, UiPath provides a platform that helps its customers automate processes using software robots. The company,

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