Google Face Recognition: New Controversy Ahead?

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We all remember the controversy that arose when Facebook introduced its facial recognition in 2011. The site re-introduced the facial recognition feature on its site earlier this year and now Google is following suit.

Yes, if you are using Google‘s social network Google+, then you should know that similarly to Facebook, every time you tag and identify yourself and your entourage in a photo, Google’s software acquires enough knowledge to recognize them over time.

Though, as with Facebook, the use can decide to opt out of this feature, it is advised to read both sites’ privacy policies pertaining to the data collected by their face recognition softwares, especially if you have any concerns for your privacy.

How will users react this time after the initial 2011 controversy?

 

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