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Date: 06/14/11 12:21 PM

74 Responses to New Facebook Feature: Cool or Creepy?

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 11:28 am
    Link: New Facebook Feature: Cool or Creepy? - Facebook has come under fire for using face recognition tech for tagging photos. What do you think I-A-B?
  2. Profile photo of trippy25
    trippy25 Male 18-29
    340 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 12:29 pm
    pretty cool but creepy
  3. Profile photo of Ontario
    Ontario Male 18-29
    229 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 12:31 pm
    cool
  4. Profile photo of hatface
    hatface Male 18-29
    605 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 12:35 pm
    You know, that privacy group should just stop using facebook.

    Also, I don`t care. What`s going to come of this? Stalking? Murder?
  5. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
    3574 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 12:36 pm
    Stuff like this just doesn`t bug me. If you`re afraid of stuff like this, don`t use a free public service like Facebook.
  6. Profile photo of Javabean2
    Javabean2 Male 18-29
    39 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 12:37 pm
    ITS TAKING OVER THE WORLD.
  7. Profile photo of Dimmu_Borgir
    Dimmu_Borgir Male 18-29
    63 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 12:41 pm
    @ PUI

    did you just call facebook a free public service????

    HA HA HA
  8. Profile photo of EntrE
    EntrE Male 18-29
    535 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 12:42 pm
    @pui
    or just turn it off...
  9. Profile photo of LuckyDave
    LuckyDave Male 18-29
    675 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 12:42 pm
    Wait... so they talk about how there might be privacy concerns... but at the end they promote their own page on the network they are saying might have a security issue...

    I`m so confused!
  10. Profile photo of EntrE
    EntrE Male 18-29
    535 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 12:43 pm
    @Dimmu_Borgir
    it doesn`t cost anything and it`s available for everyone... sounds like a free public service for me
  11. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
    3574 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 12:44 pm
    @Dimmu_Borgir How is Facebook not free and public?
  12. Profile photo of lilbroder
    lilbroder Male 18-29
    86 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 12:46 pm
    Facebook = skynet ?
  13. Profile photo of Dimmu_Borgir
    Dimmu_Borgir Male 18-29
    63 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 12:47 pm
    my bad, I saw you`re from Canada. maybe you do consider everything a free public service instead of a privately owned business.
  14. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 12:50 pm
    cool
  15. Profile photo of Dimmu_Borgir
    Dimmu_Borgir Male 18-29
    63 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 12:50 pm
    @ pui

    well then that makes sense.

    don`t have a facebook anyway. mainly for reasons like this video points out. but also cause there are a bunch of douchebags that like to post compromising pictures and tag everyone in them.
  16. Profile photo of Dimmu_Borgir
    Dimmu_Borgir Male 18-29
    63 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 12:51 pm
    "... man it`d be pretty scary if the government ran something like Facebook lol. That could never happen though since everything the government does pretty much sucks."

    and now you`re my new favorite Canadian
  17. Profile photo of MikeyNiv
    MikeyNiv Male 18-29
    697 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 12:51 pm
    It is out or order that facebook do these things without telling you, and it`s up to you to opt out, rather than opt in.
  18. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
    3574 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 12:52 pm
    Sorry I deleted my post, I kept adding crap :S That`s what happens when I get on a government sucks rant. lol
  19. Profile photo of jinxiejae
    jinxiejae Female 30-39
    2927 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 12:52 pm
    ha ha. i dont have any photos on my face book and my profile pic is of an anime drawing.
  20. Profile photo of Dimmu_Borgir
    Dimmu_Borgir Male 18-29
    63 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 12:53 pm
    it`s ok, i think we agree on govt sucking
  21. Profile photo of Frankii
    Frankii Female 18-29
    437 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 12:54 pm
    I don`t see the problem, I can`t see what it`s going to do that`s so bad; so it can find your face in a picture, surely it can do just that, find a picture of you
  22. Profile photo of Khalfani
    Khalfani Male 18-29
    92 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 1:01 pm
    Why didn`t anyone complain this much against the US Patriot act?
  23. Profile photo of Dimmu_Borgir
    Dimmu_Borgir Male 18-29
    63 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 1:02 pm
    @ Frankii

    what is scary is if any govt paired up with facebook or even stole the database that holds all this information they could use it to track our every move. imagine all those security cameras and red-light cameras, etc. linked to this database.

    Now lets say I have something against Frankii. I just select your face and let the cameras find you, then track your every move.

    see how it can get scary?
  24. Profile photo of Dimmu_Borgir
    Dimmu_Borgir Male 18-29
    63 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 1:02 pm
    @khalfani

    cause it`s not the same thing

    and ALOT of people complained.

  25. Profile photo of NotTHATbored
    NotTHATbored Female 18-29
    1101 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 1:06 pm
    I`m not actually that disturbed by it, yet. They (the government) have been trying to perfect technology like this for years and they still haven`t mastered it. It`s hard to recognize a face at all angels with different shadows and expressions. My guess is that Facebook`s technology relies HEAVILY on your social network to determine who you are and that it is still probably wrong a significant amount of the time.
  26. Profile photo of DuckBoy87
    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3283 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 1:08 pm
    Also to continue Dimmu:
    @Frankli

    Imagine if you go to a party and booze it up and of course, there`s some idiot taking pictures of everything. Now imagine you go for your dream job and you get denied because of a racey picture they found of you courtesy of your friend uploading your picture to facebook
  27. Profile photo of ardystic
    ardystic Male 18-29
    1083 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 1:09 pm
    damn facebook.
  28. Profile photo of SlothOfDoom
    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
    2033 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 1:10 pm
    My friend was in the beta of this....it tagged all of her black friends as the same person.

    go facebook.
  29. Profile photo of LillianDulci
    LillianDulci Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 1:17 pm
    Honestly, I don`t care about this. It doesn`t bother me. I find it funny when I upload pictures of characters from games and it tells me to tag whoever it is in the picture though, and I know I`m tagged as a bunch of people and objects that I`m not. Just yesterday I tagged myself as the singer of a concert my mom went to :P
  30. Profile photo of MrYouKnow
    MrYouKnow Male 13-17
    1081 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 1:23 pm
    NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR!!! BIG BROTHER!!!
  31. Profile photo of ggolbez
    ggolbez Male 18-29
    1933 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 1:26 pm
    Innovation is often times steeped with controversy. I need not list a slew of examples, they`re out there easily obtainable. While this could pose as an invasion of privacy, I don`t see it as that big of a deal. What is the worst case scenario with this? That you get labeled in a picture you don`t like? I can see false identification being an issue in the early stages, but beyond that I don`t see anything wrong with it.
  32. Profile photo of Matwix_2004
    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
    2551 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 1:30 pm
    DuckBoy87 - that would be against uploading photos alltogether, or at the very least tagging them, rather than a computer recognising who you are and tagging it.

    I dont see why this is scary, but maybe that`s just me - I`m not doing anything that is so exciting that people would want to watch, and generally dont break the law. It /COULD/ get scary, sure.
  33. Profile photo of Johanvb
    Johanvb Male 40-49
    512 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 1:37 pm
    @Khalfani
    BEcause it has the word patriot in it. Are you against patriotism? The perfect mindtrick.
  34. Profile photo of Rick_S
    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3291 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 1:45 pm
    The only thing they do is SUGGEST you tag that picture of me as me. It REQUIRES you to click a button to save the tags. In the end, there is no difference between facebook suggesting you tag a friend and your friend doing it, than your friend choosing to friend you and doing manually. Either way, you`re tagged, and your friend had to do something manual to make that happen.
  35. Profile photo of Birdfather
    Birdfather Male 18-29
    346 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 1:48 pm
    I upload a lot of pictures, so this feature has actually been incredibly useful for me.
  36. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 1:49 pm
    it doesn`t cost anything and it`s available for everyone... sounds like a free public service for me

    A public service is usually considered to be a service for the benefit of the public.

    Free is usually considered to be without cost, at least at the point of use.

    Facebook fails on both counts. It is a private business that sells a product for profit and is not free at any point. Some people mistakenly believe it`s free to use because they don`t have to pay in money, but they`ve overlooked the fact that money is simply a symbol of things of value, essentially just a centralised and organised barter system. You pay for Facebook more directly, with information that they sell to others.
  37. Profile photo of Kadinsky
    Kadinsky Male 18-29
    575 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 1:58 pm
    The problem is is that employers are getting to know Facebook and other social sites. I want my boss to know me as I am on the workplace, not as I am when I`m drunk. Other than that, it`s pretty harmless.
  38. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 2:07 pm
    what is scary is if any govt paired up with facebook or even stole the database that holds all this information they could use it to track our every move. imagine all those security cameras and red-light cameras, etc. linked to this database.

    Now lets say I have something against Frankii. I just select your face and let the cameras find you, then track your every move.

    see how it can get scary?

    That will happen as soon as the technology becomes reliable enough.

    Businesses will probably use it to target adverts at you based on where you`ve been.

    People who want to find you will probably use it to find you. Say goodbye to witness protection schemes...which will provide an excuse for even more intrusive monitoring. Without witnesses, they`ll need more cameras.

    Some people have moved to avoid someone else. Who will be increasingly able to find them wherever they go unless they wear a mask.

    Maybe we`ll all end
  39. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 2:13 pm
    I want my boss to know me as I am on the workplace, not as I am when I`m drunk. Other than that, it`s pretty harmless.

    No, it isn`t.

    For example, here`s a scenario:

    A nutjob attacker of some sort is walking around town and happens to see someone who catches their eye as their next victim. It`s the middle of town, though, so they can`t attack now. But they can take a photo and use that to find out the person`s name, email addresses, friends, family and a whole slew of other information, very likely enough to track them and find them when they`re not protected by being in the middle of town.

    And about that employer of yours...would you fancy going for a job and being turned down because at some point in the past someone put a photo of you drunk online somewhere? People have been sacked from jobs for that, so obviously more people would just not get the job in the first place.
  40. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 2:20 pm
    Stuff like this just doesn`t bug me. If you`re afraid of stuff like this, don`t use a free public service like Facebook.

    Doesn`t work.

    I`ve never used Facebook and never will - I think it costs far too much to use.

    That doesn`t matter. There are pictures and previously private information about me on Facebook anyway because I can`t stop other people doing it.

    Besides, Facebook is just the first business to do it. It will become more mainstream, so in time there will be web search engines incorporating it. Scan in a photo, search the web for any references to that person. It`s possible on paper to allow for aging too. Want to find that person you knew 10 years ago when they were 15? No problem...and no matter why you want to find them.

    At some point in the future, privacy will be a dead concept, a part of history. That will change society a lot. I`m hoping it won`t happen until after I`m dead.
  41. Profile photo of Nintenutts
    Nintenutts Male 13-17
    91 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 2:27 pm
    I don`t see the big problem. You care that a computer can see you in a picture, but don`t care that your friends can see you...
  42. Profile photo of Birdfather
    Birdfather Male 18-29
    346 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 2:41 pm
    Angilion, you`re paranoid.
  43. Profile photo of AntPharm
    AntPharm Male 18-29
    950 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 2:56 pm
    creepy
  44. Profile photo of nerdtchn
    nerdtchn Male 13-17
    64 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 3:28 pm
    Picasa`s been doing this for a while now... I see no problem with this beyond the already existent "I don`t want my picture online", which this does not cause.
  45. Profile photo of DMoneys36
    DMoneys36 Male 13-17
    221 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 4:01 pm
    cool.
  46. Profile photo of human_exile
    human_exile Male 13-17
    875 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 4:20 pm
    uhh, grow a pair
  47. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 4:21 pm
    Angilion, you`re paranoid.

    Feel free to try to make any actual counter-argument. Especially since some of the things I referred to have already happened.

    Or just keep ignoring it until it directly affects you personally.

    Your choice.
  48. Profile photo of digbychicken
    digbychicken Male 18-29
    235 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 4:25 pm
    it didnt recognise my face :(
  49. Profile photo of number43
    number43 Male 70 & Over
    759 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 4:47 pm
    This spurred me to delete my facebook actually. Not only because of this, but the general direction facebook has taken over the years has been a real turn off. Didn`t see any real payoff either. Reading about some person I knew 5 years ago talk about how they`re "getting totally wasted tonight" isn`t doing it for me.
  50. Profile photo of Quackor
    Quackor Male 18-29
    2856 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 4:56 pm
    how is it creepy? now instead of spending every second tagging photos on facebook, facebook will do it for you!
  51. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 6:04 pm
    just keep ignoring it until it directly affects you personally.
    I choose this one. :-(

    I`ll find a way to fight this. Not yet though. I`m still safe.
  52. Profile photo of RoboPatton
    RoboPatton Male 30-39
    2424 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 6:35 pm
    When he runs out of animals, Zuckerberg will use this to select who to eat.
  53. Profile photo of twigglepuff
    twigglepuff Female 13-17
    71 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 7:04 pm
    When they talk about the largest collection of faces, it reminds me of that llamas with hats episode awhile back where Carl gave Paul a whole room full of raw faces floating by tied to balloons. Just sayin`
  54. Profile photo of ledzeppeloyd
    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
    2385 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 7:48 pm
    the proles no longer have to monitor the party, the parties are now openly sharing their activities on facebook. big brother is watching, always watching
  55. Profile photo of godthaab
    godthaab Male 18-29
    220 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 7:58 pm
    Keep on Facebooking. This site just keeps on getting creepier and creepier!
  56. Profile photo of Jammacan
    Jammacan Female 13-17
    155 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 7:59 pm
    That is why I do not have a facebook or any social networking sites you can think of.
  57. Profile photo of wnderfulbabs
    wnderfulbabs Female 18-29
    16 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 8:00 pm
    I`m a recovering fb addict...10 months clean and I don`t regret doing it. If you`re thinking about deleting yours, do it. You`ll find it relieving.
  58. Profile photo of Discobiscuit
    Discobiscuit Male 18-29
    542 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 8:34 pm
    A little repost for you guys.

  59. Profile photo of GreyYes
    GreyYes Female 18-29
    418 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 8:39 pm
    Im thinking of deleting my facebook, heck I barely go on there anyways, but I know my friends and family will kill me :/
  60. Profile photo of tn11
    tn11 Male 18-29
    1587 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 8:55 pm
    is it just for your friends? Or can I take a picture of a crowd and it will tag everyone in it?
  61. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 9:05 pm
    The empire of evil right there
  62. Profile photo of xCYBERDYNEx
    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
    4903 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 10:55 pm
    damn their taking over.
  63. Profile photo of n0n
    n0n Male 18-29
    342 posts
    June 15, 2011 at 12:41 am
    I have always wondered how tagging works - never realised such sophisticated technology was employed.
  64. Profile photo of I-See-U
    I-See-U Male 18-29
    354 posts
    June 15, 2011 at 1:27 am
    Am I glad I never got a facebook account. I like my privacy and I intend to keep it.
  65. Profile photo of Reignblazer
    Reignblazer Male 18-29
    2334 posts
    June 15, 2011 at 2:44 am
    Considering Facebook is basically just a giant database for anyone to exploit, this doesn`t really change all that much.
  66. Profile photo of OcelotUK
    OcelotUK Male 18-29
    85 posts
    June 15, 2011 at 3:49 am
    xCYBERDYNEx
    Male, 18-29, Southern US
    689 Posts Tuesday, June 14, 2011 10:55:40 PM
    damn their taking over.

    "damn *they`re* taking over."
  67. Profile photo of Audizuki
    Audizuki Female 30-39
    108 posts
    June 15, 2011 at 5:26 am
    You *can* opt out of this feature in FB privacy settings...I did so when it was implemented, DO NOT WANT.
  68. Profile photo of cossack10
    cossack10 Male 18-29
    50 posts
    June 15, 2011 at 6:03 am
    This is pathetic. Who the hell cares!?
  69. Profile photo of icklevamp
    icklevamp Female 18-29
    375 posts
    June 15, 2011 at 11:23 am
    I really like this, but I can`t get my facebook to do it. :(
  70. Profile photo of funnehkitteh
    funnehkitteh Male 18-29
    528 posts
    June 15, 2011 at 12:37 pm
    i F*cking hate people suing companies because they`re too lazy to check out the other options.
    want privacy? dont use facebook, or just click "friends only"
    IF YOU HAVE ANY! YOU SOPPY *****
  71. Profile photo of Ranakamarth
    Ranakamarth Male 18-29
    294 posts
    June 15, 2011 at 1:34 pm
    If you don`t like it, don`t use it! Problem solved
  72. Profile photo of apedrana
    apedrana Male 18-29
    144 posts
    June 15, 2011 at 3:50 pm
    so if I run around doing crazy poo with my iphone in front of my face, will facebook recognize fancy? brb
  73. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    June 16, 2011 at 12:03 am
    Every facebook-related post seems to solidify my contentment in not being a part of it.
  74. Profile photo of mahe4
    mahe4 Male 18-29
    57 posts
    June 16, 2011 at 2:34 pm
    @funneh
    i see that you have really no idea...

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