Facebook Adds Facial Recognition
How do you feel about your picture being added to a facial recognition database?
If you have Facebook, this could soon be your reality.
While the continuation of additions and changes in Facebook features leaves many questioning privacy, a facial recognition database for its more-than-a-billion members may be in the works.
Interestingly, this is said to give users more control over personal information.
The plan was shared on Thursday to improve the “tag suggest” feature on the social networking site with intent to speed up the process of tagging friends in photos.
While Facebook is already under scrutiny for privacy—or lack thereof—this doesn’t seem like a step in the direction of control as stated.
The facial recognition technology will be optional. Users can choose whether they
wish to implement it with their profiles.
Will you be using facial recognition on Facebook?
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