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Google's facial recognition technology added to a home security camera



Nest's facial recognition camera
If you are observant, you would notice that technology is gradually drifting to our homes.
At the middle of the week, Nest Labs unveiled its first device (camera) that houses Google's facial recognition technology in which internet-connected computers can see and understand what's going on in people's homes.


The new camera costs roughly $300 and you'll also have to pay $10 a month for a plan that includes facial recognition technology. The same plan will also include other features, such as alerts generated by particular sounds -- barking dogs, say -- that occur out of the camera's visual range.

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The camera can be set to identify whosoever you'd like it to recognize. This can be done by selecting the photo through Nest's app for iPhones and Android devices. For instance, you could program the device to recognize a child, friend or neighbor, after which it will send you a notifications about that person being in the home. It won't try to recognize anyone that an owner hasn't tagged.
Nest's facial recognition camera

Nest's $10 monthly subscription plans includes video storage for 10 days. Video can be stored for a maximum of 30 days with an upgrade to a subscription plan costing $30 per month.

Privacy rights are not infringed, because the camera verifies or identifies familiar faces you set up from the app.

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