Hi Facebook Boomers,
On Twitter this week i noticed an interesting NYT article by Nick Bilton ,
Facebook Changes Privacy Settings to Enable Facial Recognition.
I think you might want to be aware of the following changes to your Facebook accounts. These are some of the highlights in the article:
- Facebook recently began changing its users privacy settings to automatically turn on a facial recognition feature that detects a user’s face in an image.
- Once the person’s face is detected, the Web site then encourages Facebook friends to tag them.
- Facebook also doesn’t give users the option to avoid being tagged in a photo; instead, people who don’t want their name attached to an image must untag themselves after the fact.
- You can change the privacy settings relating to the facial recognition feature, but it is a little confusing.
- If you want to disable the feature, you have to access your account privacy settings and click “customize settings” at the bottom of the page. Scroll down to a list called “things to share”
- Click on the button that says “suggest photos of me to friends”.
- At this point you will receive the option to disable the facial recognition feature.
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