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Concerns Raised Over Facial Recognition Feature


June 8, 2011

Facebook has activated its facial recognition software, Tag Suggestions, aimed at simplifying tagging friends in photos on the site, Bloomberg reports. Graham Cluley of security firm Sophos said, "The onus should not be on Facebook users having to opt out of the facial recognition feature but instead on users having to opt in." A representative of the EU's Article 29 Working Party has said this "should only happen based on people's prior consent...it can't be activated by default," and, the report states, EU data protection regulators plan to examine the feature.  
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