If Someone Posts A Picture On Facebook Of You Wearing A Lampshade, Don't Worry: You Can Untag Your Name And Wipe All Facial Recognition Data From Facebook Servers

Monday, June 13, 2011 21:09
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If Someone Posts A Picture On Facebook Of You Wearing A Lampshade,  Don't Worry: You Can Untag Your Name And Wipe All Facial Recognition Data From Facebook Servers

Tags: privacy; security | Social Media

Facebook is going to start suggesting tags for photos using facial recognition. That's a little scary. But you can ask Faceboook to wipe out data it has about your face and untag photos you don't want to be tagged in.

 

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The bottom line for advisors is that if someone takes a picture of you wearing a lampshade and posts on Facebook, you can get your name untagged from the photo. 

 

An excellent explanation about how Facebook's facial recgnition software will be used to tag photos of you and your friends along with instructions on how to wipe your facial recognition data from Facebook's servers comes from PCWorld.    

 

 

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