Dec 20, 2017

Facebook steps up facial recognition use

"We want people to feel confident when they post pictures of themselves on Facebook, so we'll soon begin using face recognition technology to let people know when someone else uploads a photo of them as their profile picture," Facebook said in a statement. "Ailidh Callander, legal officer at Privacy International, said:"It is really important from a privacy perspective that Facebook users understand and have control over what is happening with their data. "Facebook's privacy settings can be complex to understand, and there is still a lot that we do not know about how Facebook processes personal data of users and non-users - for example, information about your contacts." In a novel use of competition law, Germany's anti-trust regulator has accused Facebook of using its power as the dominant social network to push users into allowing it to collect data about them from third-party sources, such as websites with "Like" buttons. In France, Facebook-owned WhatsApp has been ordered to stop sharing users' data with Facebook without consent.

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