Facebook Face Recognition
July 27, 2011 by USA Post
Facebook Face Recognition, Following complaints from the office of Connecticut Attorney General, Facebook ads on your website with more details on “Tips tagged” facial-recognition service. Starting today, Facebook users will see a box on the right side of his website explaining facial recognition, feature improved and people in touch with your privacy settings in case you want to change. Facebook actually started the first round of the ads on 30 June but will begin a new round of two weeks today, according to Attorney General George Jepsen. All users of Facebook are expected to see the ads at least twice, he said.
In December, Facebook announced its plans for the facial recognition technology to facilitate people to tag photos of friends. Facebook said it would review the newly uploaded photos and compare them with other photos that you or your friends are tagged in order to make suggestions for labeling. Last month, however, the security firm Sophos expressed concern that facial recognition has been activated by default. Users must enter and disable the service if they want to appear as “suggested tags” in photos of their friends. Jepsen then wrote a letter to Facebook complaining about the fact that “Tag suggestions were” not opt-in.
In a press release on Tuesday, Jepsen said Facebook was making “significant” changes in their facial recognition technology, but not much has really changed since the service is still opt-out. The ad and a guarantee that those who choose not to have facial recognition data was apparently removed enough, however.
“The company has been cooperative and diligent in their response and look forward to working with them in the future to ensure privacy of Facebook users are protected, which I believe is our common goal,” Jepsen said in a statement.
“Our collaboration with the Attorney General Jepsen means that people across the country to use Facebook will become more aware of our custom privacy settings, and how they can be used for the benefit of his experience on the site,” Tim Sparapani, director of public policy at Facebook, said in a statement. “The Attorney General has been an effective partner in this project and we hope that people in Facebook is that the results are useful and helpful.”
Several European officials data protection, including the UK and Ireland have said they are investigating the technology.
Jepsen said that Facebook also added a new language and links to their contact forms for those who wish to report fake profiles. He got involved in this matter after a Connecticut state legislator had trouble closing a Facebook profile impostor was asking for money. A new “barrier” system will prevent people from updating an account until it is verified as authentic, he said.
If you do not want to face recognition active, go to privacy settings for your Facebook account, click on “Custom Settings” go to “share things with others” and find the “Suggest pictures of me my friends. ” To see if enabled, click “Edit” and the box or should I say “on” or “disabled.”
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