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Facebook's New Facial Recognition Feature Finds You in Untagged Photos

Facebook's New Facial Recognition Feature Finds You in Untagged Photos

"Our technology analyzes the pixels in photos you're already tagged in and generates a string of numbers we call a template".

Facebook introduced new facial recognition features on Tuesday.

If that should change, I am sure Facebook will let us know. In fact, that's put Facebook afoul of state laws and using this technology is outright banned in Canada and Europe. "Powered by the same technology we've used to suggest friends you may want to tag in photos or videos, these new features help you find photos that you're not tagged in and help you detect when others might be attempting to use your image as their profile picture", Joaquin Quiñonero Candela, director of applied machine learning at Facebook, said in a blog post.

When a photo of you has been posted, you will be alerted and given the option to tag yourself, leave yourself untagged or contact the person who posted the photo if you have concerns about it, Facebook announced in a release.

Are you anxious about frenemies posting unflattering images of you on Facebook? Users can tailor who sees a post - friends, public or a custom audience.

Candela noted that users will not receive alerts for every photo in which they appear. Starting Tuesday, any time someone uploads a photo that includes what Facebook thinks is your face, you'll be notified even if you weren't tagged.

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In the coming weeks, Facebook may tell you that someone you don't know has uploaded a photo of you. Users can turn facial recognition on or off on Facebook. But computers are getting better at recognizing us, and now Facebook has chose to use that to spot photos you're not tagged in. "We're doing this to prevent people from impersonating others on Facebook".

Facebook just loosened the leash a little on its facial-recognition algorithms.

"When it comes to face recognition, control matters". If you've already opted out of that feature, you will also be automatically opted out of the new facial recognition features.

The objective of the feature, according to Facebook, is to help users better manage their online identity.

"If someone is being harassed, blocking the abuser sometimes prompts additional harassment, particularly offline", Davis wrote.

Facebook will also allow users to ignore a conversation in Messenger and move it out of your inbox without having to block the sender.


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