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Space-age technology on your Facebook page!

Posted by joellecostello on June 8, 2011

Check out this WaPo article about a new Facebook feature that uses facial recognition to make photo tagging suggestions.

Oh yes, space-age technology has come to a Facebook page near you!

What?  You hadn’t heard?  Well, here’s what Facebook has to say about that:

Facebook spokesman Andrew Noyes confirmed that the new feature is active for some users in most countries around the world.

“When we announced this feature last December, we explained that we would test it, listen to feedback and iterate before rolling it out more broadly. We should have been more clear with people during the roll-out process when this became available to them,” he said in an e-mailed statement.

So, if you happen to live in one of the aforementioned “most countries in the world,” then you can only blame yourself for not paying attention.  Haha.

Anyway, if you’re into the whole face recognition thing, then cool.

If you’re not, here’s how to disable the feature.

 

 

 

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