New Facebook program can tag you without permission

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by CBS

KREM.com

Posted on July 25, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 25 at 6:41 PM

Recently, Facebook announced that it has a new way to recognize your face in photos without your permission. This feature could get a lot people in trouble who get caught in embarrassing pictures and raises issues of privacy rights.

Now, with the acquisition of facial-recognition startup, “Face-dot-com,” Facebook may soon make it easier for mobile phone users to tag people.

But there is a way that you can keep Facebook from recognizing your face.

First log onto Facebook and select Privacy Settings. Click on “timeline and tagging” and choose the last option: “who sees tag suggestions when photos that look like you are uploaded.” From the drop down menu, choose “No One.” On a mobile device, the process is similar.

Even though it takes a few extra steps to opt out from this feature, it’s the best way to stop others from being able to tag you in pictures.


 

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