Facebook fights imposter accounts with facial recognition

Facebook fights imposter accounts with facial recognition

Although this is the first official announcement that the company is moving more intensely towards facial technology - and perhaps farther away from previous forms of individual security as it skews more towards control over one's presence - facial recognition has always been a part of Facebook's platform.

Facebook will use facial recognition software to alert users when they appear in other people's photos, even when they are not tagged. If your tag suggestions setting is now set to "none", then your default face recognition setting will be set to "off" and will remain that way until you decide to change it.

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This way, upon receiving a notification that they appeared in someone's photos on Facebook, users can either tag themselves in the photos or ask the respective person to take them down.

Facebook users will be able to tag themselves in images posted elsewhere in the social network, or express concerns about pictures to people who post them, according to Mr. Candela. Facebook also published a blog post titled "Hard Questions: Should I Be Afraid of Face Recognition Technology?" We always respect the privacy setting people select when posting a photo on Facebook (whether that's friends, public or a custom audience), so you won't receive a notification if you're not in the audience. Facebook wants to prevent people from impersonating others on the platform. "Two years ago, we launched an automatic alt-text tool, which describes photos to people with vision loss. When photos and videos are uploaded to our systems, we compare those images to the template", said Rob Sherman, deputy chief privacy officer in his statement. With the new feature called "photo Review", Facebook will find your face and notify you, even if you are not tagged. Yet, privacy advocates are concerned that things could run out of control, and the tech could be used to detect Facebook users as they shop in brick-and-mortar stores. And because of a new face recognition service the social network is rolling out Tuesday, he can now learn which friends are in photos, even those who haven't been tagged by another user.

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Since 2010, face recognition technology has "helped bring people closer together on Facebook".

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