New face recognition technology by the busy social network raises concerns
Imagine you’re a model. You’re a face working hard, earning decent money, happy with your profile in your professional network of clients, agents, and agencies but also happy with your public anonymity. Facebook has just made your life a little more difficult with its facial recognition technology which means you can now be tracked down by any weirdo. Professor Brian Lovell of the University of Queensland has a tip for those who prefer not to be stalked by unwanted fans. The tech doesn’t work as well in the dark, or with images less than 10 meg. So it’s goodbye then to your Facebook photo journal of country walks and sunny holiday snaps, and welcome to the twilight world of campfire photos and documenting late-night wildlife.
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