Facebook Now Knows You by Face

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Facebook has recently rolled out a new facial recognition-based photo tagging system. Basically, this means when next you go on Facebook and upload a photo or album, Facebook will find the faces in your photo and suggest who they may be based on photos of your friends already on their database.

This seems to be a useful tool but privacy advocacy groups all around have raised their complaints about the privacy implications of this move. It seems that though Facebook informed its users of the initial rollout in the US, it failed to mention that the feature had been rolled out to most countries in which Facebook operates.

Other concerns include the fact that this feature, as with most new Facebook features, is on by default, automatically changing users’ privacy settings without their permission. But, the feature can be disabled by customizing ones privacy settings.

What do you think of this new feature? Cool new tool? Or the beginning of the end of our privacy? Let us know in the comments.

Dunni Abiodun

Dunni is a tech enthusiast who has great interest in all fields of tech but places his primary interests in the development of mobile platforms and in tech innovation in emerging markets. He has been a blogger for over 3 years now and covers a variety of topics.

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