Facebook replaces setting that only suggested friends to tag in photos

Facebook replaces setting that only suggested friends to tag in photos

In a blog post Tuesday, Facebook said facial recognition will be off for all new users -- unless they opt to turn it on - as well as for existing users who do nothing in response to a forthcoming alert about the new settings.

Social media giant Facebook said it is now offering facial recognition features to all of its users but says it will keep the capabilities turned off by default.

Facebook is making its facial recognition setting available to all users but is keeping the function turned off by default amid ongoing unease about the technology.

Facebook said people who have "tag suggestions" now turned on will get a notice from the company today with information about how it uses facial recognition and a way to turn it on or off.

Facebook has finally rolled out the controversial face recognition features for all its users. This earlier setting notified you if someone uploaded a photo and automatically tagged you in it.

Facebook's face recognition technology has been at the center of a privacy-related lawsuit since 2015.

It started asking users in the United Kingdom if they wanted to allow the platform to use facial recognition technology to identify them in photos and videos in April 2018.

'In addition, features like Photo Review, which lets you know when you appear in photos even if you are not tagged, as long as you have permission to see the post based on its privacy setting, will not be activated. The first of these tools was called "tag suggestions" because it was used to automatically suggest tags of people in photos. In June of the year 2011, we were already saying things like "Facebook has had a facial recognition system for awhile now".

People who still have the tag suggestions setting will begin to see a notice in their News Feed.

"We don't share your face recognition information with third parties". Moving forward, it will include clear information that describes how the technology works when it's on, what sort of data it collects, and more - as well as on and off buttons, of course. There's also increasing concern about the use of facial recognition at airports, which critics worry will normalize the technology and socialize people to accept it.

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