More +1 than not but pretty neutral from a parent's perspective. I say that because, if kids are welcomed to Google's new social network service, Google+, they – like everybody else – will have the option to choose whether they want to allow their friends (people in their "Circles") to tag them in photos – the just-announced "Find My Face" feature is opt-in, not provided automatically. People can … [Read more...] about +1 or -1 for Google’s ‘Find My Face’ feature?
Even though there isn't anything inherently dangerous about the way Facebook uses facial-recognition technology, parents may want to disable it for their children – or even themselves. A short article with screen shots in the Huffington Post walks you through it. Basically, you just "Customize [your privacy] Settings" and, where it says "Edit Settings," you disable "Suggest Photos of Me to … [Read more...] about Disable Facebook facial recognition?
The "enhanced" photo tagging that Facebook started rolling out at the turn of the year is now all over the headlines, and parents might want to think about the impact on kids, who love the photo-sharing aspect of the site. Some kids race home from (summer) school to see who's tagged them. So now, if a friend uploads a new group photo, Facebook with its giant database of user photos, uses this … [Read more...] about Facebook’s facial recognition tech & kids