13
Jun
11

Alert: Facebook Has Gotten Creepier

Facebook has started implementing facial recognition software for photographs.

<shudders>

As I’m sure you realize, they have an enormous database of photographs from nearly 700 million users that this new technology could be applied to. Privacy advocates are critical of the use of the technology on Facebook. Privacy advocates are also very upset that Facebook has made the new feature opt-out instead of opt-in.

PC World has an article about why Facebook’s facial recognition is creepy. Search Engine Watch explains how you can disable it.

Nightline reports that the European Union has launched an investigation. In the U.S. complaints have been filed with the FCC. Nightline tried a test to see if Facebook’s software could recognize a person wearing a disguise and it could – very creepy.

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