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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; peterthiel; prism; profilephoto; surveillancestate; thiel
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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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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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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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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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