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Google Gains Identity Match Patent

  • Engadget, Wednesday, September 5, 2012 1:49 PM

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Tuesday awarded Google a patent titled "Login to a computing device based on facial recognition." It describes a security technology that authenticates and identifies a person's face to log into a personal device and access information. Some phones like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus come with this feature and allow people to snap a photo of themselves to unlock the phone, rather than type in a password.

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