Facebook Is Now Using Facial Recognition Technology – Have You Checked Your Privacy Settings Lately?
The days when you could be “anonymous” on the Internet are long gone. Social media networks like Facebook are a lot of fun, but you should expect to have absolutely zero privacy while using them. If you still believe that anything you say or do on Facebook is private than you are being delusional. Now, Facebook has even enabled facial recognition technology across its entire site. Facebook can now instantly identify your face out of its half a billion users worldwide. Facebook is using this technology for its new “Tag Suggestions” feature. The idea is that facial recognition technology will speed up the process of tagging friends and family in photos that have been posted on Facebook.
That sounds harmless enough, but the problem is that facial recognition technology has been automatically enabled for millions upon millions of Facebook users but they were never even told that the new technology would be automatically enabled on their accounts.