For instance, "Let's just imagine that you wanted to, say, train a facial recognition algorithm on age-related characteristics".
Earlier this month, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a blog post that Facebook had "made a lot of improvements and changes" in 2018 and would continue working to protect users' privacy. We heard you loud and clear, I thought about this too and even Kate wrote it's not as risky as she puts it, hence - a conspiracy theory. Since age progression is part of the facial recognition algorithm, it can also be used for advertising (urgh.that's the worst) and marketers can determine the age groups demographics, which explains why certain ads are annoyingly popping up to cater to your needs. Facebook's data privacy practices have been under scrutiny since the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Now, after the challenge went viral, some people are starting to question if the challenge really is as innocent as it looks. Although developers claimed that they did not keep any of the uploaded photos, they were keeping user metadata such as age, gender and even their geographic location.
"Me 10 years ago: probably would have played along with the profile picture aging meme going around on Facebook and Instagram", she wrote.
It's gone viral online with a string of celebrities and media personalities also taking part in the challenge. Facebook did not start this trend, and the meme uses photos that already exist on Facebook. "It would help if you knew they were taken a fixed number of years apart-say, 10 years", she said.
O'Neill flipped a metaphorical table by suggesting the tech giant had initiated a trend exclusively to contract facial recognition data from the social network's users. Most of the users are just following others and doing the same. "As a reminder, Facebook users can choose to turn facial recognition on or off at any time".
In the Wiredarticle, tech entrepreneur and writer Kate O'Neill mused about whether it was possible that Facebook socially engineered the "10 year challenge" to collect facial data to improve facial recognition algorithms. Thomas Keenan, Canadian author of the best selling book Technocreep, provided the National Post with the example of the Mondelez Smart Shelf, a grocery store shelf "which can already work out your gender, body mass index and approximate age and if you are a good candidate, shoot you a coupon for Chips Ahoy cookies".
Are we so suspicious that we can no longer enjoy sharing things with people? "We designed this as an on/off switch because people gave us feedback that they prefer a simpler control than having to decide for every single feature using face recognition technology".
That's when Beckham said he made a decision to have a "good conversation" with the man, 48-year-old Geoffrey Cassidy. Beckham told police Cassidy was crouched in some bushes by the window with his hands in his trousers .
Srikkanth backs Dhoni: Former Indian opening batsman wants the selectors to pick MS Dhoni in India's World Cup team. That's the game-changer, if he didn't get us wickets in the middle overs we would have been chasing 260-270.
A screening of the Hollywood hit First Man will also be playing in the IMAX theatre at 7 p.m. for an additional charge. We get to see that connection between the earth, sun and the moon in the sky in that moment, which is really neat.
There has been no official confirmation yet, but Higuain didn't start against Juventus on Wednesday night. Nico Higuain, the striker's brother and agent, arrived in Europe on Friday to finalise the deal.
However, TSA denied that the government shutdown was to blame for the security breach at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. There have been a number of staffing issues at airports including Miami International and George Bush International.
It became the role that would help to define her career, and she reprised it in multiple productions over the decades. The show's hit song, " Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend ", became her signature number.
Men staying in the hunt included 11th seed Borna Coric of Croatia and Spain's 23rd seed Pablo Carreno-Busta. The Swiss, unseeded for the first time since his debut in 2006, fell 6-7 (7), 7-6 (8), 7-6 (13), 7-6 (7).
More details have now emerged of their soured partnership from the US Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) trial against Qualcomm . Qualcomm says Apple has refused to pay anything for more than a year and has cost the chipmaker billions of dollars in profit.
The Observatory said that a helicopter it claimed belonged to the coalition took troops to a hospital east of the Euphrates River. That plan triggered immediate pushback from military leaders, including the resignation of the defence secretary.
Putin ready for ‘serious conversation’ with US on INF Treaty
Ryabkov said Tuesday's talks in Geneva centred on SSC-8 system but that U.S. demands regarding the missile were unacceptable. She said Moscow's offers, such as a "static display" of the missiles, would not show whether they breach the treaty.
England's Prince Philip involved in a major car crash
Bystanders who helped the Duke out of his auto said he was conscious when they found him, but appeared to be "very, very shocked". Both he and the female driver of the Kia were reportedly breath tested, with no alcohol detected in either of their systems.
Is UK heading for NORWAY deal? What is the Norway model?
Earlier, the prime minister won a vote of no confidence by 325 to 306, as rebel Tory MPs and the DUP backed her to stay in No 10. She said: "It is hardly surprising that Parliament has overwhelmingly rejected the Prime Minister's Brexit plan".
Meghan Markle Reacts to Fat-Shaming for Pregnancy
Their Therapaws programme promotes the positive therapeutic impact that animals can have through visits to residential homes. The Duchess of Sussex just further cemented her status as a global style muse on her first solo engagement of 2019.