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Facebook faces fire for 'photo tag' feature

business Updated: Jun 09, 2011 21:30 IST

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Facebook is coming under fire for a feature that uses facial recognition software to allow members to tag pictures of their friends on the network.

Tag Suggestions feature uses facial recognition software to match newly uploaded photos to photos that have been tagged elsewhere and suggests the name of the friend in the photo for tagging.

Graham Cluley of the security firm Sopho objected to the enabling of the feature without giving users any notice and the fact that it is an opt-in instead of an opt-out process, meaning users were included unless they specifically changed their settings.