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Store Mannequins ‘Spy’ On You While You Shop




 ” Benetton is one of the few stores in the world that are using facial recognition in a unique way. The company has installed mannequins that have a camera in the eye sockets that can watch your every move while you shop.

Smile, you’re on camera. This is a phrase that is becoming the norm in today’s tech-centric society. From general surveillance to collecting data through facial recognition, cameras are everywhere. Now Benetton has set up mannequins in its stores that can “see” you.

What is “EyeSee”?

According to Mashable, Benetton stores have installed $5,000 bionic mannequins from Almax, an Italian company that specializes in “mannequins and display forms” according to its website.

These mannequins have a technology called “EyeSee”, which is a camera that has facial recognition software; the camera is embedded in the mannequin’s eye socket. Here’s how it works [translated from the Almax website by Google Translate]:

1. Inside the pupil of the dummy there is a camera that is connected to a special software. “

  “Researchers from the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center have developed malicious software that can remotely seize control of the camera on an infected smartphone and employ it to spy on the phone’s user.

The malware, dubbed “PlaceRaider,” “allows remote hackers to reconstruct rich, three-dimensional models of the smartphone owner’s personal indoor spaces through completely opportunistic use of the camera,” the researchers said in a study published last week.”