Thursday, June 09, 2011

Facebook's Face-Recognition Tool Stirs Privacy Concerns - WSJ.com

Another Facebook privacy faux pas; check the article link below for details

The potential ethical challenges of face-recognition technology have been a sensitive subject for technology companies, particularly as the capabilities for it grow more sophisticated—and potentially available in smartphones.

Google has said it built facial recognition technology for smartphones into a product known as Google Goggles, but withheld it. "As far as I know, it's the only technology that Google built and after looking at it, we decided to stop," said Google Chairman Eric Schmidt last week at a Wall Street Journal conference. "People could use this stuff in a very, very bad way as well as in a good way."

Facebook's Face-Recognition Tool Stirs Privacy Concerns - WSJ.com

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