Taking Facebook Facial Recognition Feature at Face Value

OneModelPlace.com members who use Facebook.com should know that the website has rolled out a new feature that relies on facial recognition technology to automatically identify users in photos posted to the site. The feature is able to recommend people that others can tag in these images.

The feature, which was already live in the U.S., is now being launched in “most countries,” according to Facebook, and has led privacy advocates to chastise the social network.

Facebook has quietly expanded the availability of technology to automatically identify people in photos, renewing concerns about the privacy practices of the world’s top social networking service.

Its “Tag Suggestions” feature uses facial recognition technology to speed up the process of labeling friends and acquaintances that appear in photos posted on Facebook.

Not comfortable with the feature? HuffingtonPost.com offers a step-by-step guide to how users can disable the facial recognition feature.

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