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Facebook to include profile photos in its facial recognition database?

Facebook to include profile photos in its facial recognition database

Building on its use of facial recognition, Facebook has highlighted how it plans to use members' profile pictures as an identification tool to allow their friends to tag them in photos.

Facebook is turning facial recognition back on - so here's how to check your "photo tagging" settings

Facebook is turning its controversial facial recognition feature back on so that your "friends" can tag you more easily in photographs.

Now would be a good time to revisit your photo tagging security settings - here's how.

Texas student appeals court order to wear "Mark of the Beast" RFID tracking badge

Texas student appeals court order to wear "Mark of the Beast" RFID tracking badge

Andrea Hernandez on Tuesday was ordered to wear an RFID tracking badge that she claims bears the "mark of the beast", but by Friday she had turned the case right back around, asking a federal appeals court to overturn the order to either wear a chip-less badge or change schools.

US school tries to suspend student for refusing to wear RFID tracking badge

US school tries to suspend student for refusing to wear RFID tracking badge

The Texas high school has been temporarily blocked from suspending the student, who objects to the mandatory tracking IDs on reasons having to do with privacy and religion.

Facebook cracks down on fake "Likes" - Lady Gaga, Eminem and Rihanna lose out

Facebook pops fake Like balloons

Metrics show that popular pages on the social network are shedding chunks of Likes, likely a result of Facebook rolling out integrity system upgrades.

US schools track teens by putting chips into students' ID cards

Surveillance_250: Texas schools putting tracking chips into students' ID cards

Some parents call it an invasion of privacy akin to tracking cattle, and a coalition of privacy and civil liberties organizations including the American Civil Liberties Union has called for a moratorium on the technology. What do you think?

Want to disable Facebook facial recognition? Read this

Facebook and Apple to help draft facial recognition rules

Facebook's facial recognition feature comes with a privacy health warning.

Read this if you don't want Facebook to suggest your name to Facebook friends when they upload a photo of you.

Mac malware, Sony, LulzSec, Facebook facial recognition, Lockheed/RSA - 90 Sec News - May 2011

Mac malware, Sony, Lulzsec, Facebook facial recognition, Lockheed/RSA - 90 Sec News - May 2011

Don't just read the latest computer security news - watch it in 90 seconds!

This month: Mac malware makes itself known, Sony woes continue, Lulzsec hacks, Facebook gets creepier, and Lockheed faces a challenge.

Facebook changes privacy settings for millions of users - facial recognition is enabled

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Do you want Facebook to know what you look like? Do you want Facebook to recommend to your friends that they should tag you in a photograph?

If not, it's time to change your privacy settings.

Automatic photo tagging: Facebook friendships get creepier

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The latest new Facebook feature is automatic photo tagging.

So even people who aren't on Facebook, or who choose not to identify themselves openly in uploaded photos, are increasingly likely to end up easy-to-find online.