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Facebook to shut down its facial recognition system

In a statement, parent company Meta said that over a third of Facebook's daily active users have opted in to its facial recognition setting.
Facebook last week changed its name to Meta Platforms Inc to reflect its focus on building the "metaverse". (REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 03, 2021 12:15 AM IST
AFP | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Facebook is shutting down its facial recognition system, its parent company said Tuesday, a change that will impact over a billion users and which comes after serious concerns over privacy.

"More than a third of Facebook's daily active users have opted in to our Face Recognition setting and are able to be recognized, and its removal will result in the deletion of more than a billion people's individual facial recognition templates," parent company Meta said in a statement.

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