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Articles tagged with: facebook privacy

Facebook Rolls Out Facial Recognition, Worldwide

Facebook is proud to announce that the social media giant now has integrated facial recognition in its online platform. This new system allows content to be match with faces for an easier way to tag photos. Although tagging is still done by your friends, the new facial recognition software detects the face and pushes it like an advertisement on the right hand side of your friends’ screen.

This new system allows for quick and efficient tagging for those moments where you wish you could tag but don’t feel like being stranded down to the computer all day.

Symantec Catches Facebook Leaking Info

A programming bug found yesterday on Facebook’s website may have mistakingly given advertisers a dose of personal information according to researchers at anti-virus organization, Symantec. The issues were posted on Tuesday saying that it was probably a bug that has affected 100,000 Facebook applications for years. Symantec claims that Facebook apps have been inadvertently giving advertisers access tokens (special codes that are used by a browser to access Facebook accounts over the Internet).

Facebook Has Been Punked!!

Two Europeans have developed a site using photos, locations and names from Facebook. Their project, Lovely-Faces.com, launched earlier this week with more than 250,000 photos and Facebook is not happy.

The project was based on the theory that social networking is naturally addictive and in our human DNA. Based on their analysis, it’s about exploring something that has never been done before: staying in touch with past and present friends in a single, potentially infinite, virtual space. It is also about connecting and sharing photos and details of your life with a universe filled with millions of people spread across the globe that seems like just a click away.