Face Recognition: OK For Security, Bad For Facebook

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Face Recognition: OK For Security, Bad For Facebook


Think it’s cool how Google and Facebook can automatically identify people in pictures? That might put you in the minority.

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A survey of 1206 Australians conducted by Unisys suggests that while we’re happy for face recognition to be used in security applications such as border control or office access, we’re a lot less content with the notion that Facebook and its rivals using it:

If you don’t want facial recognition in Facebook, click on the drop-down area in the top right corner and select Privacy Settings. Find the Timeline and Tagging section and click Edit Settings. Under ‘Who sees tag suggestions when photos that look like you are uploaded?, select No one.

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