Threatpost has spoken before with Carnegie Mellon University professor Alessandro Acquisti, one of the country’s leading authorities on the impact of social networks and emerging technologies on privacy. In a talk last week at Stanford University’s Center for Internet and Society titled “Privacy in the Age of Augmented Reality,” the professor who specializes in the economics of privacy, shares his research on how loose privacy protections affect how people conduct themselves on social networks.

A portion of the talk discusses the rapidly developing world of facial recognition technology, a callback to a report Acquisti presented at last year’s Black Hat Briefings in Last Vegas. Watch the video to see correlations that can be made between data on Facebook and facial identification technology along with what the future holds for these kinds of technology in the face of privacy.

Categories: Social Engineering, Web Security