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Facial Recognition Coming to Facebook

SOCIAL NETWORKING

December 16, 2010

Facebook in the coming weeks will release a "tag suggestion" feature that uses facial recognition software to let users automatically identify friends in photos, The Sydney Morning Herald reports. The feature will be rolled out to U.S. users first. In describing the new offering on the company's blog, Facebook engineer Justin Mitchell said, "If for any reason you don't want your name to be suggested, you will be able to disable suggested tags in your privacy settings."
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