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It could be time for you to start worrying about what Facebook might be doing with the identity information collected on you and "tagged" photos.
Tom Cruise as John Anderton in the futuristic film Minority Report, where the advertisements use recognition technology to call out to the shoppers.
A senior FBI technologist declared last month that after decades of evaluation, the agency sees no point in facial recognition. Speaking at last month's Biometrics 2009 conference in London, James A Loudermilk II, a senior level technologist at the FBI, outlined the agency's future biometrics' strategy. He said that 18,000 law enforcement agencies contribute fingerprints and DNA samples to the FBI’s databases and, at their peak, they submit 200,000+ identity verification queries a day.
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"Weinergate" reminds us yet again that photos can quickly become embarrassing, and even scandalous.
Facebook is by far the world’s largest photo service, but how does its massive image collection compare with other website and photo libraries?
Being everywhere at once: omnipresent.
Seeming to appear everywhere at the same time. by Jan 23
The new Facebook feature uses facial recognition technology to speed up the process of labeling friends and acquaintances in photos.
How social is your social life outside of social media? A new Facebook app from Ultimat Vodka attempts to answer that question by measuring the frequency of your checkins and using facial-recognition technology that analyzes photos on your Page to see how happy your friends are to hang out with you.
Retail crime is rising nationwide, and retailers are looking to Facebook and social networking to stop shoplifting before it happens.
UPDATE on Thursday, June 30, 2011: You may have noticed a box appearing on the right of your home page called "Photos are better with friends". This is a new way of telling you about features we have added to Facebook such as our Photo Tag Suggest. We showed this over 2.7 billion times to help people to learn about the feature and how they can control it. UPDATE on Tuesday, June 7, 2011: We've been rolling Tag Suggestions out over the last several months and this feature is now available in most countries.
By GEOFFREY A.
Facebook Inc. may be fined by a German data-protection agency over a feature that uses facial- recognition software to suggest people to tag in photos on its social-networking site. Facebook introduced the feature in Europe “without informing users or getting the required consent” it is obliged to under European Union and German laws, the Hamburg data- protection authority said in a statement on its website today. A solution proposed by Facebook is “insufficient” and would only apply to new users, not the more than 20 million existing German users, the privacy regulator said.
SELON LE WALL STREET JOURNAL , les services de police de tous les États-Unis adopteront bientôt des systèmes portables de reconnaissance faciale qui leur permettront d’identifier les gens en les photographiant.
Face recognition is the biggest threat to privacy since the invention of photography.
On the 2nd of August 2011 the Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information has called on Facebook to delete the feature on the social networking site that automatically recognizes facial features and "tags" users when others upload photos of them. According to the local German data protection authority the feature is a violation of local and European data protection laws, and Facebook should adapt the feature to European data protection law or suspend the use of the facial recognition technology. The Commissioner calls the facial recognition technology a "serious interference with the informational self-determination of a person.
Artificial intelligence is becoming part of everyday life.