NewsBlaze search box Daily News header

New Facebook Scare - IN HIDING?? - FOUND!!


While I am a big fan of social networking, Facebook has just announced it is adding facial recognition to its toolbox.

The social network is going to try to link all faces across its many user's pages together.

Why is that a problem?

Well, for me, it is of no concern, but what if someone is looking for you with bad intentions or at least what YOU consider bad intentions for you personally??

Consider the implications if your face on your own site under any name or anyone else's sites is linked.

That would provide a powerful tool to finding people anyplace in the world!!

Worse yet, this appears to be an opt-out feature; that is, all photos on all sites will be subject to facial recognition unless that page owner specifically tells Facebook NOT to include their photos.

John McCormick is a reporter, /science/medical columnist and finance and social commentator, with 17,000+ bylined stories. He has covered computer security issues for decades for Government Computer News, CNET, and other publications. Contact John through NewsBlaze.

  Please leave a comment here     If it does not display within 10 seconds, please refresh the page

Related High Tech News

Melissa Thompson helps you understand the pros and cons of the WordPress and Blogger blogging platforms, so you can decide which one to choose.
Two senators expressed concerns about the Stingray's ability to harm privacy, even though the IRS says it can only be used with a court order.
After years of controversy following the release of embarrassing documents by Edward Snowden, the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies have suffered a PR nightmare.
There are hundreds of apps to transfer files from Android to PC but choosing one can be quite a task. So, we're going to cover the top 5 fastest apps to transfer files.
eCommerce sites rely on high tech tools, reports, and statistics to keep providing customers with a good purchasing experience.
The World Bank discovered that for every ten percent increase in a country's Internet penetration, its GDP expands by one to two percent.


NewsBlaze Writers Of The Month

Popular Stories This Month

newsletter logo

Copyright © 2004-2015 NewsBlaze Pty. Ltd.
Use of this website is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy  | DMCA Notice               Press Room   |    Visit NewsBlaze Mobile Site