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Facebook considers adding profile photos to facial recognition
Reuters ^ | Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:17pm EDT | Alexei Oreskovic

Posted on 08/29/2013 11:28:05 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Facebook Inc is considering incorporating most of its 1 billion-plus members’ profile photos into its growing facial recognition database, expanding the scope of the social network’s controversial technology.

The possible move, which Facebook revealed in an update to its data use policy on Thursday, is intended to improve the performance of its “Tag Suggest” feature. The feature uses facial recognition technology to speed up the process of labeling or “tagging” friends and acquaintances who appear in photos posted on the network. …

The changes would come at a time when Facebook and other Internet companies’ privacy practices are under scrutiny, following the revelations of a U.S. government electronic surveillance program. …

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Conspiracy; Society
KEYWORDS: facebook; facialrecognition; nsa; prism; profilephoto; surveillancestate
Indeed; such great timing.
1 posted on 08/29/2013 11:28:05 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Should it not be renamed “Sleaze-book”?


2 posted on 08/29/2013 11:29:29 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Olog-hai

If they add facial recognition, I’m changing my FB pic to a bare arse.


3 posted on 08/29/2013 11:31:10 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: Olog-hai

Good-bye Face Book.


4 posted on 08/29/2013 11:32:23 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Olog-hai

Tape that PC USB eye.


5 posted on 08/29/2013 11:32:28 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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6 posted on 08/29/2013 11:36:47 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Olog-hai

Brought to you by the NSA and FBI!


7 posted on 08/29/2013 11:37:32 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Olog-hai

reason # 725 I don’t use social media beyond FR and personal email. There’s already enough of my info out there.


8 posted on 08/29/2013 11:39:06 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: Olog-hai

reason # 725 I don’t use social media beyond FR and personal email. There’s already enough of my info out there.


9 posted on 08/29/2013 11:39:06 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: Olog-hai

I say everyone with a FB account, change their profile pics to George Washington...or one of the Founding Fathers.

Then those elites would not recognize us..... ;-P


10 posted on 08/29/2013 11:39:23 AM PDT by Lucky9teen ("The only thing worse than a knee-jerk liberal is a knee-pad conservative." ~ Edward Abbey)
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To: Olog-hai

They’re doing it already, I’d guess.


11 posted on 08/29/2013 11:44:55 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: Olog-hai

Jeez, and I thought it creepy when my former co-worker showed me a photo of his daughter and her friends, and all their names showed up in “related” photos, even on other pages...


12 posted on 08/29/2013 11:46:56 AM PDT by Don W (Know what you WANT. Know what you NEED. Know the DIFFERENCE!)
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To: Olog-hai

And like lambs to the slaughter, the followers follow.. Facebook and Google are cover operations for the gov’t classifying as many individuals as possible for eventual separation into groups for recruitment or internment.


13 posted on 08/29/2013 11:47:40 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: Olog-hai

I’m sure it has already been done.


14 posted on 08/29/2013 11:49:37 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Lucky9teen

You be on the government top 10 terrorist list.


15 posted on 08/29/2013 11:49:49 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Olog-hai

I could be wrong but I suspect they are doing this under some duress from Big Brother.


16 posted on 08/29/2013 11:52:22 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Olog-hai

It is most likely already done.


17 posted on 08/29/2013 11:54:31 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
I’m sure it has already been done.

^Yeah that
18 posted on 08/29/2013 11:59:21 AM PDT by ratzoe (damn, I miss Barbara Olson)
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To: Olog-hai

Good. They can take facially recognize that I am a polar bear on Facebook.


19 posted on 08/29/2013 12:01:06 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Olog-hai

This way no need for Mug Shot when the Government takes you away


20 posted on 08/29/2013 12:01:16 PM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: Old Sarge

Whatever you have put onto Facebook is in their database.


21 posted on 08/29/2013 12:01:32 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Old Sarge

“I’m changing my FB pic to a bare arse.”

I thought everyone on FB did.


22 posted on 08/29/2013 12:15:13 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Lucky9teen

Excellent Idea! He’s my hero.


23 posted on 08/29/2013 12:20:48 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776

What’s a face book?


24 posted on 08/29/2013 12:25:36 PM PDT by CarmichaelPatriot
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To: CarmichaelPatriot

LOL, I always thought the name was stupid.


25 posted on 08/29/2013 12:27:10 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Old Sarge
My FB page has my FR screen name, and the "Angry Baby" picture.


26 posted on 08/29/2013 12:28:29 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Carlos Danger for mayor....NYC deserves him)
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To: ErnBatavia

Ooo, meesa likey dat, mooey mooey...


27 posted on 08/29/2013 12:32:37 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: Old Sarge
If they add facial recognition, I’m changing my FB pic to a bare arse.

(Cough).... What if the computer still recognized your face?

28 posted on 08/29/2013 12:39:16 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Olog-hai

When I was a member of facebook I google my own name. I found hundreds with the same name as me.

I then put their photo into facebook and tagged them with our name (nothing dishonest as we all shared the same name).

I don’t think even Facebook can separate out hundreds of photos with the same (real) name.

Of course I did not give my true age or where I was located. So while I may be in their system, they will need to work at it to pin point me.


29 posted on 08/29/2013 12:41:18 PM PDT by CIB-173RDABN (I do not doubt that our climate changes. I only doubt that anything man does has any effect.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
I saw this on the Pivot channel last night....

Terms and Conditions May Apply

This film explores the hidden intent within ridiculous Terms and Conditions agreements and Privacy Policies, and reveals what corporations and governments are legally taking from you and the outrageous consequences that result from clicking “I accept.”

Wednesday, Sept.11 at 7p ET - although I think Dish Network is previewing this channel for free right now...I'm not sure when it airs again before 9/11

30 posted on 08/29/2013 12:42:22 PM PDT by Lucky9teen ("The only thing worse than a knee-jerk liberal is a knee-pad conservative." ~ Edward Abbey)
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To: Sawdring
(Cough).... What if the computer still recognized your face?

Oh, that was cheeky of you, making me the butt of your joke...

31 posted on 08/29/2013 12:46:01 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: Old Sarge

Have never had a facial pic on FB or my real name. lol


32 posted on 08/29/2013 12:55:33 PM PDT by sheana
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To: Old Sarge

LOL, I couldn’t resist.


33 posted on 08/29/2013 1:08:11 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Olog-hai; Revolting cat!; GeronL; Slings and Arrows; Daffynition; JoeProBono
I suggest deleting all profile photos in which you are not wearing a disguise of some sort.


34 posted on 08/29/2013 1:12:21 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Sawdring; Old Sarge
Old Sarge ~ If they add facial recognition, I’m changing my FB pic to a bare arse.

Sawdring ~ (Cough).... What if the computer still recognized your face?

I was going to go with "No good, Obama would instantly recognize you!", but I thought better of it...

35 posted on 08/29/2013 1:14:13 PM PDT by null and void (Frequent terrorist attacks OR endless government snooping and oppression? We can have both!)
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To: All

Step right up, folks! Volunteers needed!

I still believe FB is owned and operated by the government. Laugh all you want. People laughed when it was said the government used FB to spy on it’s citizens. They’re watching everything. Including everything posted here.


36 posted on 08/29/2013 1:16:29 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (When you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil.)
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To: Lucky9teen

They’ve already got your picture. They’ve got every picture ever posted even. That includes those of us who cancelled FB several years back. In fact, if you’ve ever posted your picture on internet, it’s in a database.


37 posted on 08/29/2013 1:18:09 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (When you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil.)
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To: null and void; Old Sarge

My wife tells me I need a social filter sometimes. I guess I should have used it here. Sorry Old Sarge!


38 posted on 08/29/2013 2:27:35 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Sawdring
Hey, it's all good, it was a good crack....
39 posted on 08/29/2013 3:02:04 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: Lucky9teen

Funny. I think I will Tag myself on a lot of photos that aren’t me. My friends used to get mad at me for removing tags from pictures they posted of me.


40 posted on 08/29/2013 3:05:50 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: a fool in paradise

lol


41 posted on 08/29/2013 3:18:05 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Old Sarge
If they add facial recognition, I’m changing my FB pic to a bare arse.

They have used facial recognition for years. This is just about expanding it.

42 posted on 08/29/2013 3:35:38 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Old Sarge

(Cough).... What if the computer still recognized your face?

Oh, that was cheeky of you, making me the butt of your joke...


Caught you with your pants down, so to speak.


43 posted on 08/29/2013 3:36:03 PM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: Idaho_Cowboy
Oh, that was cheeky of you, making me the butt of your joke...

Caught you with your pants down, so to speak.

And another punster REARS up...

44 posted on 08/29/2013 3:42:27 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: Olog-hai

I'm anxious to see how well it works with my Facebook Profile Pic... (hehehehe)

45 posted on 08/29/2013 3:45:43 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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