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Offline Maik

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Facebook facial recognition
« on: Tuesday, 18 March, 2014 @ 22:53:00 »
Facebook is developing creepy technology that can recognise faces almost as well as humans

Facebook’s facial recognition technology has always struck me as one of the creepiest parts of the social network, and now it looks like it may become even more powerful.

Right now, the process isn’t entirely automatic – the names Facebook offers are just suggestions – but it’s still creepy.

Who knows what Facebook might have planned to further automate the process in the future.

Certainly the thought of a database of hundreds of millions of names, with associated knowledge of what people look like, their friends and relationships, is one which makes the hairs on my back stand up.

Offline TonyKath

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Re: Facebook facial recognition
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 18 March, 2014 @ 23:44:25 »
What makes you think they (& the NSA) haven't already.  (Reason # 142,619)