Facebook in new privacy row over facial recognition

Facebook has come under fire for quietly expanding the availability of technology to automatically identify people in photos, renewing concerns about its privacy practices.The feature, which the giant social network automatically enabled for its more than 500 million users, has been expanded from the US to “most countries”, Facebook said on its official blog on Tuesday.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/jun/08/facebook-privacy-facial-recognitionAlso see:Facebook Changes Privacy Settings to Enable Facial Recognition
Facebook is pushing the privacy line once again, according to a new report from a security and antivirus company.According to the report, from Sophos, Facebook recently began changing its users’ privacy settings to automatically turn on a facial recognition feature that detects a user’s face in an image. Once the person’s face is detected, the Web site then encourages Facebook friends to tag them. Facebook introduced this feature last year for its North American users; it is now rolling it out globally.
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/07/facebook-changes-privacy-settings-to-enable-facial-recognition/Facebook facial recognition technology sparks renewed concerns
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.The feature, which Facebook automatically enabled for Facebook users, has been expanded from the United States to “most countries”, Facebook said on its official blog on Tuesday.
http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/06/08/idINIndia-57561320110608
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/06/08/oukin-uk-facebook-idUKTRE7570CH20110608

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