Facebook Shows Ad for Turning Off Facial recognition Feature

Facebook LogoFacebook runs advertisements that show users how to turn off facial recognition system and thus try to calm the outcry put forward by the users.

The feature uses facial recognition technology to identify people in photographs posted on Facebook, and then suggests to their friends that they should “tag” them so they are easier to find.

The move prompted concerns that photographs could be shared more widely than intended and provoked criticism that Facebook was “eroding the online privacy of its users by stealth”.

Facebook admitted it “should have been more clear” about the system and is now running advertisements on all user profiles that “help people to learn about the feature and how they can control it”. The advertisements, which according to Facebook have been displayed over 2.7 billion times, invite users to adjust their privacy settings.

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  1. Facial recognition is a must. This feature should not be turned off. It ensures that the account of the user is secured. It will drastically reduce the identity theft problems in Facebook. In fact, this feature should be used in day to day life, as well.

    JustLook provides face recognition system integrated with time attendance applications that can record the time keeping habits and attendance details of employees. It can be further customized to calculate the salary figure of each employee.

    This application is advisable in any company with more than hundred employees. It will reduce the workload of the company. Besides, it will eliminate the problem of identity theft altogether.

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