Facebook, Now With More Facial Recognition

June 9, 2011


, which can't even manage to function properly because of all the other worthless bullshit they've added to the site, has decided to drop another turd on the pile, this time in the form of 'Tag Suggestions', facial recognition software that, after your face has been identified once in a friend's album, will search the remaining pictures trying to find you. Nice try Facebook -- too bad I'm a ninja! *karate-kicks copier*

Sarah Jacobsson Purewal, of PC World magazine, said: 'Opting out won't keep Facebook from gathering data and recognizing your face - it'll just keep people from tagging you automatically.'

She also warns: 'Facial recognition technology will ultimately culminate in the ability to search for people using just a picture.

'And that will be the end of privacy as we know it--imagine, a world in which someone can simply take a photo of you on the street, in a crowd, or with a telephoto lens, and discover everything about you on the internet.'

Admittedly, that thought is kind of scary. Granted not as scary as the dream where your parachute doesn't open or your teeth fall out, but still pretty bad. Well, at least to a normal person. You wanna talk about the REAL end of privacy? I've had to drop a deuce in a jail cell before with eight other dudes trying to pretend they aren't watching -- this is f***ing NOOOOOOOTHING.

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Facebook now knows what you look like as it rolls out face recognition by stealth [dailymail]

Thanks to Danielle and Tom, who don't show their faces on Facebook for fear of ol' Zuckerberg falling in love and online-stalking them. Haha, that reminds me of the time I online stalked myself to impress my friends. They weren't.

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