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(CNN)   If you picked "July of 2011" as the date that Mark Zuckerberg would begin using face-scanning technology on all the photos uploaded to Facebook despite saying he never would, step forward and claim your prize   (cnn.com) divider line 248
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2011-06-08 10:10:18 AM  
Yeah, Facebook has been doing that for a while. July is not the start date.
 
2011-06-08 10:10:23 AM  
That's it. I'm going off the grid.
 
2011-06-08 10:11:05 AM  
Corporations have but 1 goal, to suck as much money out of you as possible. Anything any member of the corporation says otherwise is always a lie.
 
2011-06-08 10:11:36 AM  
"Months" are "dates", now?

You might as well tell me that figs are prunes!
 
2011-06-08 10:13:03 AM  

Walker: Yeah, Facebook has been doing that for a while. July is not the start date.


That's what I thought. I loaded some pictures up a month or so ago and it recognized probably 80% of the people in them.
 
2011-06-08 10:13:05 AM  
come scan me bro!

www.nicepicture.info
 
2011-06-08 10:13:53 AM  
I'd like to see those farkers try and process my profile pic.

/I was Kentucky-Derby-Infield-Drunk at the time
 
2011-06-08 10:14:05 AM  
Can somebody explain to me why I should be upset about this? I just don't understand.
 
2011-06-08 10:14:42 AM  
Because Facebook needs another way to screw people and their privacy.
 
2011-06-08 10:14:53 AM  
I'm going to have facial reconstruction surgery every three months.
 
2011-06-08 10:14:55 AM  
Are you willing to shoot a DNA sample in his general direction if he needs it?
 
2011-06-08 10:14:56 AM  

Lost Thought 00: Corporations have but 1 goal, to suck as much money out of you as possible. Anything any member of the corporation says otherwise is always a lie.


We need to cut their taxes, then.
 
2011-06-08 10:16:05 AM  
Facebook is taking their biggest asset for granted, and it's not going to end well for them.
 
2011-06-08 10:18:14 AM  
Not sure who said it first: In the world of social media, the product is YOU.
 
2011-06-08 10:18:47 AM  
Wait til you see the waterboarding app...
 
2011-06-08 10:19:17 AM  
I'm more upset that all this kind of shiat is opt OUT instead of opt IN. Oh and opting out doesn't turn off the feature, it just hides the results from the user.

By the way, why on Earth do I need facial recognition software to help me tag photos of my friends? Maybe there are people out there who upload a lot of photos of people they don't know?
 
2011-06-08 10:23:14 AM  
As a computer science professor, I love this. Facial recognition is an area where research just hasn't ever produced excellent results... ok results, but not excellent. It's a really really hard problem, and there are so many variables involved with size, orientation, angle, lighting, and obstructions, that it probably can't ever really be solved by a computer. And funding just isn't available, anyway. And facial recognition in airports and other public places post-911 was a bust. So if Facebook can kick along the ball for awhile, I have no problem with that. It won't really work well anyway, but maybe it'll keep 'em off the streets.

/sorry, used to be my research area
//blah blah blah
 
2011-06-08 10:24:34 AM  

Baryogenesis: By the way, why on Earth do I need facial recognition software to help me tag photos of my friends? Maybe there are people out there who upload a lot of photos of people they don't know?


People are lazy. "Yes, do this for me so I don't have to!"
 
2011-06-08 10:25:20 AM  
Ha Ha, now big bro. knows who you associate with, and has proof too!
 
2011-06-08 10:26:27 AM  

Baryogenesis:
By the way, why on Earth do I need facial recognition software to help me tag photos of my friends? Maybe there are people out there who upload a lot of photos of people they don't know?


That could lead to amusing moments, my 20 year old cousin posts a picture from a night at the bar, facebook scans the face of the 40 year old leering at her. Then they can tell his kids about how they met because of the facial recognition software on facebook!
 
2011-06-08 10:27:49 AM  

Donnchadha: Baryogenesis: By the way, why on Earth do I need facial recognition software to help me tag photos of my friends? Maybe there are people out there who upload a lot of photos of people they don't know?

People are lazy. "Yes, do this for me so I don't have to!"


You say that like it's a bad thing.
 
2011-06-08 10:29:14 AM  
Thanks FB, for making it for us criminals to be even better criminals. Take pictures of random people on the street and upload it to a fake facebook account. Find our their names/friends/chat them up online and then pick one of the many crimes you can commit.

Ty Facebook, not just a CIA/LE Tool anymore!
 
2011-06-08 10:30:06 AM  

moohawk: Baryogenesis:
By the way, why on Earth do I need facial recognition software to help me tag photos of my friends? Maybe there are people out there who upload a lot of photos of people they don't know?

That could lead to amusing moments, my 20 year old cousin posts a picture from a night at the bar, facebook scans the face of the 40 year old leering at her. Then they can tell his kids about how they met because of the facial recognition software on facebook!


Hopefully it would only tell you who they are if they are in your friends list... I could see people just taking photos of someone to find out who they are.
 
2011-06-08 10:33:11 AM  

Fedor: Thanks FB, for making it for us criminals to be even better criminals. Take pictures of random people on the street and upload it to a fake facebook account. Find our their names/friends/chat them up online and then pick one of the many crimes you can commit.

Ty Facebook, not just a CIA/LE Tool anymore!


Is...is this something that actually scares you?

Because that's incredibly farking stupid.
 
2011-06-08 10:33:29 AM  
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2011-06-08 10:33:29 AM  
I'm not looking forward to the day I find out how many peoples' vacation pictures I'm in the background of.
 
2011-06-08 10:33:31 AM  

Baryogenesis: By the way, why on Earth do I need facial recognition software to help me tag photos of my friends? Maybe there are people out there who upload a lot of photos of people they don't know?


I think the point is to make it faster since it auto-tags people. So you can upload photos, run through them, and change any tags if need be rather than tagging every individual person. One time I spent hours tagging about 200+ photos and I wish they had it then. I'm okay with this technology.

Honestly do you guys really expect Facebook to be private? If so, you are delusional and shouldn't use the service. I use Facebook to keep in contact with family and friends, so I never upload or say anything that I wouldn't want my grandmother or boss to see. It isn't some site for me to be an idiot with my friends. We do that shiat out at the bars.
 
2011-06-08 10:34:11 AM  
In related news. Chat Roulette is rolling out it "Penis Recognition Identifier Camera Knowledge base"
 
2011-06-08 10:34:22 AM  
I hate to be That Guy, but it seems like hardly a day doesn't go by where I don't find yet another reason to be glad I've never had an account on Facebook. You can't scan my face if you don't know who I am, motherfarkers!
 
2011-06-08 10:35:15 AM  
I find it amusing when people who voluntarily upload their photos and information to a social media site get up in arms about their "privacy".
 
2011-06-08 10:35:32 AM  
I for one, am slightly interested to see where all my face has been. Maybe it took some interesting trips without me. This would be a good way to catch up on my life.

Seriously, it would be cool to see the how many times I made it into the background of stranger's photos.
 
2011-06-08 10:36:33 AM  
Welcome John Anderton.

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2011-06-08 10:36:35 AM  

Baryogenesis: I'm more upset that all this kind of shiat is opt OUT instead of opt IN. Oh and opting out doesn't turn off the feature, it just hides the results from the user.

By the way, why on Earth do I need facial recognition software to help me tag photos of my friends? Maybe there are people out there who upload a lot of photos of people they don't know?


This.

/douchebag
 
2011-06-08 10:37:20 AM  

Baryogenesis: I'm more upset that all this kind of shiat is opt OUT instead of opt IN. Oh and opting out doesn't turn off the feature, it just hides the results from the user.

By the way, why on Earth do I need facial recognition software to help me tag photos of my friends? Maybe there are people out there who upload a lot of photos of people they don't know?


You don't need facial recognition, this is a way of selling PII information on you me etc...to marketers, security forces and asset recovery specialists. Potential for abuse is legion even in the hands of individuals especially when those images are tied in with GPS meta data.
 
2011-06-08 10:38:52 AM  
Thankfully facebook doesnt know I exist which is great news.
 
2011-06-08 10:38:56 AM  
Hai! Apple iPhoto here.

teknojunkie.com

Whats up, U guiz?!?

Have any of you ever done the MyHeritage Celebrity Face Recognition (new window) thing? Apparently, my pasty-ass face face bears a resemblance to Antonio Banderas (actor, 63%), Francecso Totti (Italian soccer player, 55%) and Juan Pablo Montoya (NASCAR driver, 45%). And my wife looks like Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), Penelope Cruz, or Isabella Rossilini.
 
2011-06-08 10:39:22 AM  

LowbrowDeluxe: Is...is this something that actually scares you?

Because that's incredibly farking stupid.


If you have kids on Facebook I could see a reason to worry. Plus I'm sure ladies in bars would love how easy it would be for that creepy guy in the corner to find out their name...
 
2011-06-08 10:39:24 AM  

Time Traveling Bunnies: I for one, am slightly interested to see where all my face has been. Maybe it took some interesting trips without me. This would be a good way to catch up on my life.

Seriously, it would be cool to see the how many times I made it into the background of stranger's photos.


It would only work in your friends list, not across the entire FB user database.
 
2011-06-08 10:40:09 AM  

Baryogenesis: I'm more upset that all this kind of shiat is opt OUT instead of opt IN. Oh and opting out doesn't turn off the feature, it just hides the results from the user.

By the way, why on Earth do I need facial recognition software to help me tag photos of my friends? Maybe there are people out there who upload a lot of photos of people they don't know?


Skynet, dude.
 
2011-06-08 10:41:03 AM  
Well, as long as they never get butt recognition technology I'll be all right.


/butt
 
2011-06-08 10:41:12 AM  

hailin: Honestly do you guys really expect Facebook to be private? If so, you are delusional and shouldn't use the service. I use Facebook to keep in contact with family and friends, so I never upload or say anything that I wouldn't want my grandmother or boss to see. It isn't some site for me to be an idiot with my friends. We do that shiat out at the bars.


Sadly yes. That's how facebook started. For the first-gen users (can you be first-gen with a website?), it was a place for college kids to post pictures and videos of crazy, sometimes drunken antics and socialize with others.

With the inclusion of high schools, middle schools, towns, businesses, nursing homes, Congress, and the ice cream truck down the street, all the people who originally loved it are backing off. I'm about 2 more "upgrades" away from deleting mine.
 
2011-06-08 10:41:32 AM  

SwallowTheKnife: It would only work in your friends list, not across the entire FB user database.


Ah, if it just works on your friends list then that takes away a lot of the worry.

I bet they also scan the images for name brands to sell more information on you.
 
2011-06-08 10:42:01 AM  

Donnchadha: People are lazy. "Yes, do this for me so I don't have to!"


Says the one person in the US who doesn't own/use any labor saving devices.
 
2011-06-08 10:42:02 AM  

RubberBabyBuggyBumpers: As a computer science professor, I love this.............And funding just isn't available, anyway. And facial recognition in airports and other public places post-911 was a bust. So if Facebook can kick along the ball for awhile, I have no problem with that. It won't really work well anyway, but maybe it'll keep 'em off the streets.


I hope you're a troll because.... because that shiat is just evil. It's like you're Oppenheimer. Do you realize the evil of your work? How it's going to be used by corrupt governments around the world to screw over their people?

I wish there was a hell for some people to burn in.

/Yeah, I just went full retard.
 
2011-06-08 10:42:37 AM  
If you don't tag your photos, the software won't be able to name you. Easy. I really don't see what's upsetting about this though.
 
2011-06-08 10:44:16 AM  

thamike: If you don't tag your photos, the software won't be able to name you. Easy. I really don't see what's upsetting about this though.


I'd be surprised if it didn't work through your friends tags... So if a friend tags you in a picture, the scan technology is probably working.
 
2011-06-08 10:44:29 AM  
What would happen if you had a photo of identical twins? I'm hoping a loop that crashes their servers.
 
2011-06-08 10:46:45 AM  

Ryan2065: Hopefully it would only tell you who they are if they are in your friends list... I could see people just taking photos of someone to find out who they are.


It's hard to say, it may depend on the settings for how private you want it to be (like everything else).

I imagine if your FB profile is completely open to the public it would recognize your face in pictures posted on the profiles of people who are friends of friends.
 
2011-06-08 10:46:51 AM  

Ryan2065: thamike: If you don't tag your photos, the software won't be able to name you. Easy. I really don't see what's upsetting about this though.

I'd be surprised if it didn't work through your friends tags... So if a friend tags you in a picture, the scan technology is probably working.


Or you can tell your friends not to tag you. I know plenty of people dumb enough to friend people they have never met, and yet they tell their real friends not to tag them in photos. It's easy--If you don't know somebody, don't let them in. Anybody who's paranoid about this isn't doing it right.
 
2011-06-08 10:47:21 AM  

brewssuds: That's it. I'm going off the grid.



You need special tires for that.
 
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