NEC touts new facial recognition screen lock

Japan’s NEC has a new way to protect computer users’ privacy.

The new facial recognition software locks the screen when the camera detects an unauthorized person’s face.

It also shuts down automatically when the user moves away from the computer.

NEC officials say compared to passwords and IC cards, the new technology provides stronger protection against hackers.

NEC hopes to introduce the software to 400 companies over the next three years.