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Facebook will start scanning all faces on pictures on their website

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posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 09:53 AM
And of course they TOTALLY won't sell it/give it to the government right?

Facebook lets users opt out of facial recognition

Facebook's computer systems will soon be able to recognize familiar faces.

Facebook is making changes to the process for tagging friends in photos uploaded to the social network, the company announced on Tuesday.

Starting in a few weeks, the system will scan all images posted to Facebook and suggest the names of people who appear in the frame. Last year, Facebook began rolling the facial-recognition feature out to a test group.

The feel good option :

Facebook's more than 500 million users have been automatically included in the database, but the company is allowing each person to choose whether to be identified by toggling a pane in the account's privacy settings.

Ooo you can disable it...

The tool would still scan that person's face and figure out who it is, but it won't display that information. People can still manually tag friends.

Yeah... oops.

Facebook is probably already government owned considering where Zuckerberg has been invited.
edit on 8-6-2011 by Vitchilo because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 09:56 AM
I love how everything is "opt-out."

You all will participate by default but you can "opt-out" if you so choose to.

Ooops, a glitch opted you all back in. Just opt-out again and you'll be fine.

I wonder if this goes for all faces in all pictures on Facebook and not just the users. Anybody can be in some photo on Facebook and not know it.

posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 09:57 AM
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Already Posted

posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 09:58 AM
Good luck trying to hide now. Facebook is turing everyone into a cctv camera.

posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 10:04 AM
Please use the existing thread to continue the discussion.

Facebook recognize faces

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