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
I have mixed feelings about the Facebook profile facelift announced this week: On one hand, it's harder to fake, I think, strengthening the site's "real name culture" and to some degree user accountability. On the other hand, it seems to encourage people to share more information about themselves (Facebook's stated mission) and to put the surface of who we are even more front and center. "Instead … [Read more...] about Facebook profile’s new look: Good & bad