Facebook AI recognises face, can alert you on misuse

Facebook face recognition tool can now find untagged

Currently, facial recognition features on Facebook are not yet allowed in Canada or Europe, although they are in the United States. And just in time for alcohol-laden holiday parties, you can also be notified if someone in your friend network has posted a compromising picture of you without explicitly tagging you. This new feature sends a notification to the user when someone else is trying to use their image in profile picture or on timeline.

That's a question people will be asking as Facebook rolls out new tools this week to help users better manage their identity with face recognition.

He said the new feature give users more control by informing them when their photo has been posted.

According to Facebook, the facial recognition technology will work by analyzing the pixels in photos the user is already tagged in. With the new facial recognition features, the lumbering social media network will alert you to uploaded photos in which you are featured - so long as you are in a group permitted to see them by the uploader. If you don't want drunken karaoke picture of yourself online, for example, you can't veto the resulting photos posted by your friends, although you can ask them to take it down. You're in control of your image on Facebook and can make choices such as whether to tag yourself, leave yourself untagged, or reach out to the person who posted the photo if you have concerns about it. Two years ago, we launched an automatic alt-text tool, which describes photos to people with vision loss.

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In a Facebook "newsroom" post entitled "Hard Questions: Should I Be Afraid of Face Recognition Technology", Deputy Chief Privacy Officer Rob Sherman compares the new tech to Kodak cameras in 1888.

"You can also look at this as a creepy reminder of exactly how much Facebook knows about you".

Both features will be turned on-or-off via a single toggle in Facebook's settings, Candela said. 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.

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