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Facebook’s New Face Recognition Feature Will Be Off By Default

Facebook has a number of technologies being integrated into it for the security purpose. The most recent is the inclusion of the facial recognition technology to photos on the social network. This new change was rolled out for the people across the globe when the social media giant was facing criticism for lack of privacy and security measures to protect user data. The biometric information is constantly being decoded by the hackers and thus, making it difficult for the online security companies to come up with the opt-in solution. Around 2 Years back, Facebook had developed a face recognition feature that helped users get friend suggestions and also to tag people in videos or photos but also let user know the images they were tagged in.

The tag suggestion option by Facebook is possible due to an overall facial recognition setting but this option will be off by default. The face recognition technology used by Facebook does not let strangers tag you. Thus, Facebook is adamant on not sharing the face recognition information with the third parties or even selling their technology. The people new to Facebook will receive a notification about the face recognition setting to get started with the tag feature. There are chances people can tag friends manually but in case the face recognition feature is off there is no way of you being tagged. The law enforcement and government agencies’ concerns over the facial recognition technology usage are growing as the system is being used for surveillance in different regions across the world like China.

On a similar note, Facebook has recently announced that it will be considering on hiding the number of likes on the others posts as a measure to help reduce the feeling of doing bad or feeling rejected when it comes to likes on posts. The digital rejection can sting in the exact same way as the rejection in the analog world. The social media giant has started rooting on healthy thinking in the recent years.

Gordon McCoy
Gordon McCoy Author
Sr. Content Writer At Carib World News

With a Master of Science in Computer Science Degree and 5 years of active involvement in the IT domain, Gordon was appointed as Technology Department Head 2 years back at his previous company. Formerly, he was working as a journalist. He is very choosy while picking up the words to present the news reports to readers. At the same time, you will definitely get a sense of his delightful personality and commendable knowledge in the field when you read his writings on Carib World News’s platform. He loves to write on various topics such as cyber systems, data management, software development, and all that kind of stuff.

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