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Facebook is turning facial recognition back on - so here's how to check your "photo tagging" settings


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Facebook is turning facial recognition back on - so here's how to check your "photo tagging" settings

Facebook's controversial flirtation with facial recognition is back in the spotlight.

by Paul Ducklin on February 2, 2013

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At the end of 2010, the tell-us-all-about-yourself social networking service announced that it would be using facial recognition to make it easier for you to tag other people in your photos.

Just in case you didn't know the names of all of the "friends" in photos you'd uploaded, Facebook's plan was to help you out.

Although it didn't try to do anything you couldn't have done yourself, and merely suggested a name and awaited your approval, there was no provision for the person whom Facebook thought it had recognised to get involved in the approval process. (More...)

Read the complete article: http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2013/02/02/facebook-turns-facial-recognition-back-on/

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