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Mark has your face marked.by default ! outside of the USA
facebook switches on facial recognition by default outside of the USA

 11:42 pm on Jun 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

Facebook has rolled out its facial recognition technology to countries outside of the US, but has switched the feature on by default without telling its users first.

story [theregister.co.uk...]

It is getting crowded on the wrong side of the creepy/sneaky line ..Mark, say "hi" to Eric..



 5:13 am on Jun 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

I "own" the Facebook group:


I created it the day Zuck decided to share everyone's data without asking... so I deleted 99% of mine and created this group.

Other than that, I will only use FB to benefit my own websites -- they will not get any more personal data of mine to share -- and I've had no user photo ever since April 21, 2010 (the day they rewrote the "Privacy Policy" to retroactively give themselves permission to do whatever they wanted with MY info).


 5:42 am on Jun 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

I hope FTC is watching and is ready to cripple them with a $billion+ fines next time they slip. They don't learn any other way


 7:12 am on Jun 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

international stalkerbase

gotta love that :)


 2:21 pm on Jun 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

like I need another reason to stay away from that site.


 2:45 pm on Jun 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

Facebook weak attempt at lie^h^h^h^h^PR today,


 5:21 pm on Jun 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

It looks like the E.U. data protection regulators [businessweek.com] may be investigating this for rule violations.
Facebook Inc. will be probed by European Union data-protection regulators over a feature that suggests people’s names to tag in pictures without their permission.

A group of privacy watchdogs drawn from the EU’s 27 nations will study the measure for possible rules violations, said Gerard Lommel, a Luxembourg member of the so-called Article 29 Data Protection Working Party. Ireland’s data protection authority is also looking into the photo-tagging issue, said spokeswoman Ciara O’Sullivan.

“Tags of people on pictures should only happen based on people’s prior consent and it can’t be activated by default,” said Lommel. Such automatic tagging “can bear a lot of risks for users” and the group of European data protection officials will “clarify to Facebook that this can’t happen like this.”


 8:32 pm on Jun 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

didn't they learn from goog and buzz? default on = huge disaster.


 8:35 pm on Jun 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

i hope facebook get a HUGE smack in the face this time, whats up with all this privacy violations, dossent anyone know the book 1984 or even learned something from it. Google and Facebook really getting on my nervs, never been a member of facebook never will and I think that was a good move.


 9:42 pm on Jun 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

I am on facebook but I only am there to use them like they use all the members that really don't understand. I keep telling my wife but she doesn't understand so I have to go into her page and fix this. I then have to email all my friends and family what they have to do (what they think is secure) personal information secure. then again even with the opt out I am really not sure it is. Facebook is like a meth head. They can quit but if their resolve isn't strong enough sooner or latter they retun to the beast. In his early days he didn't give a ----- about a persons privacy, looks like the beast can't get enough.


 2:03 am on Jun 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

In a way, Facebook data sharing IS opt-in and not opt-out. Vote with the bucks your patronage represents.

OPT-IN to Facebook data sharing, or NOT.

Me? Not.

norton j radstock

 5:02 am on Jun 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

Does this signify the possibility of 'face-bombing'?


 5:22 am on Jun 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

All the Good Causes or Facilities will be spoiled by scammers to deprive good users for good use. Can't we all become Good Boys?


 6:20 am on Jun 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

I only noticed it when I tried to upload a gallery of photos to my own profile (it does not happen when you upload photos to groups/pages) and it came up asking to tag a whole lot of people I did not know and I was sure they were not my friends.

I have been asked to enable tagging of photos on my page, but may disable it again soon if there is more trouble.

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