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Facial Recognition Acquisition Spurs Privacy Concerns


June 19, 2012

Facebook has announced the acquisition of its long-time vendor Face.com, the company that provides the technology for its photo tagging suggestion feature, reports Daily Mail. A Facebook spokesman said, "Face.com's technology has helped to provide the best photo experience. This transaction simply brings a world-class team and a long-time technology vendor in house." But the company's use of facial-recognition technology "has spurred concerns about user privacy," the report states. The deal means Facebook will acquire the technology and the 11 employees of the Israeli company.
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