New Facebook Feature: Cool or Creepy?

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 5 years ago Tech

Facebook has come under fire for using face recognition tech for tagging photos. What do you think I-A-B?
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Male 57
@funneh
i see that you have really no idea...
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Male 3,631
Every facebook-related post seems to solidify my contentment in not being a part of it.
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Male 144
so if I run around doing crazy poo with my iphone in front of my face, will facebook recognize fancy? brb
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Male 294
If you don`t like it, don`t use it! Problem solved
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Male 528
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 *****
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Female 375
I really like this, but I can`t get my facebook to do it. :(
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Male 50
This is pathetic. Who the hell cares!?
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Female 108
You *can* opt out of this feature in FB privacy settings...I did so when it was implemented, DO NOT WANT.
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Male 85
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."
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Male 2,332
Considering Facebook is basically just a giant database for anyone to exploit, this doesn`t really change all that much.
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Male 354
Am I glad I never got a facebook account. I like my privacy and I intend to keep it.
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Male 342
I have always wondered how tagging works - never realised such sophisticated technology was employed.
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Male 4,902
damn their taking over.
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Male 15,510
The empire of evil right there
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Male 1,587
is it just for your friends? Or can I take a picture of a crowd and it will tag everyone in it?
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Female 418
Im thinking of deleting my facebook, heck I barely go on there anyways, but I know my friends and family will kill me :/
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Male 542
A little repost for you guys.

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Female 16
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.
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Female 155
That is why I do not have a facebook or any social networking sites you can think of.
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Male 220
Keep on Facebooking. This site just keeps on getting creepier and creepier!
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Male 2,384
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
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Female 71
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`
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Male 2,424
When he runs out of animals, Zuckerberg will use this to select who to eat.
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Male 10,440
[quote] just keep ignoring it until it directly affects you personally. [/quote]
I choose this one. :-(

I`ll find a way to fight this. Not yet though. I`m still safe.
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Male 2,855
how is it creepy? now instead of spending every second tagging photos on facebook, facebook will do it for you!
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Male 759
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.
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Male 235
it didnt recognise my face :(
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Male 12,365
[quote]Angilion, you`re paranoid.[/quote]

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.
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Male 875
uhh, grow a pair
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Male 221
cool.
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Male 64
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.
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Male 950
creepy
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Male 346
Angilion, you`re paranoid.
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Male 91
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...
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Male 12,365
[quote]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.[/quote]

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.
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Male 12,365
[quote]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.[/quote]

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.
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Male 12,365
[quote]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?[/quote]

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
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Male 575
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.
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Male 12,365
[quote]it doesn`t cost anything and it`s available for everyone... sounds like a free public service for me[/quote]

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.
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Male 346
I upload a lot of pictures, so this feature has actually been incredibly useful for me.
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Male 3,314
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.
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Male 527
@Khalfani
BEcause it has the word patriot in it. Are you against patriotism? The perfect mindtrick.
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Male 2,551
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.
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Male 1,931
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.
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Male 1,081
NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR!!! BIG BROTHER!!!
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Female 2,674
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
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Male 2,033
My friend was in the beta of this....it tagged all of her black friends as the same person.

go facebook.
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Male 1,083
damn facebook.
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Male 3,415
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
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Female 1,101
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.
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Male 63
@khalfani

cause it`s not the same thing

and ALOT of people complained.

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Male 63
@ 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?
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Male 92
Why didn`t anyone complain this much against the US Patriot act?
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Female 437
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
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Male 63
it`s ok, i think we agree on govt sucking
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Female 2,927
ha ha. i dont have any photos on my face book and my profile pic is of an anime drawing.
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Female 3,574
Sorry I deleted my post, I kept adding crap :S That`s what happens when I get on a government sucks rant. lol
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Male 697
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.
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Male 63
"... 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
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Male 63
@ 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.
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Male 25,416
cool
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Male 63
my bad, I saw you`re from Canada. maybe you do consider everything a free public service instead of a privately owned business.
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Male 86
Facebook = skynet ?
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Female 3,574
@Dimmu_Borgir How is Facebook not free and public?
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Male 535
@Dimmu_Borgir
it doesn`t cost anything and it`s available for everyone... sounds like a free public service for me
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Male 675
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!
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Male 535
@pui
or just turn it off...
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Male 63
@ PUI

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

HA HA HA
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Male 39
ITS TAKING OVER THE WORLD.
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Female 3,574
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.
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Male 605
You know, that privacy group should just stop using facebook.

Also, I don`t care. What`s going to come of this? Stalking? Murder?
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Male 229
cool
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Male 340
pretty cool but creepy
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Female 8,044
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