posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 08:41 AM
"Facebook are in the process of building the largest and most accurate facial recognition database in the world, and with great power comes
great responsibility," the organisation's head of communications, Emma Draper, told the BBC.
Facebook refuted the suggestion that it was building a facial recognition database, explaining that the technology simply allowed people on
Facebook to tag images of their friends quickly and easily, without allowing users to identify anyone on the social network unless they were already
friends with them.
This should worry the members of Facebook. I think facebook is bull#ting when it says that it will allow people to tag their friends faster. All one
needs to do is type in 3 letters of their name, and bam, one can choose them.
Considering Facebook has been watching people's phones, having access to users memory cards, personal data and messages, it is no surprise that they
would want to acquire facial recognition technology. Facebook is also the perfect place to build a database, as many users post pictures of themselves
from all sorts of angles, allowing their face to be examined in detail.
We shall see how this plays out...
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