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Facebook enables 'facial recognition'

india Updated: Aug 12, 2011 11:42 IST
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If you are certain that the embarrasingly drunk picture of yours is not tagged on your Facebook page, you might want to think again! Facebook has enabled facial recognition option which will tag pictures of you.

As and when your friends upload an album, Facebook will automatically try and determine if a picture looks like you and if it's a match then it will urge your friend to tag the picture with you, sophos.com reported.

So if it's not auto tagging them then what's the problem? It's simple-It encourages users to do so like a constant reminder. So what do users do? You can opt out of the system through the privacy settings.

"The onus should not be on Facebook users having to 'opt-out' of the facial recognition feature, but instead on users having to 'opt-in," Cluley, from the security agency, complained.

FacebookEd Oswald from PC World said, "Some people just don't like to be tagged in every single picture of themselves — myself included. Bottom line? Facebook shouldn't be making this choice for us."

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