Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Facebook sorry over face tagging launch

by the BBC

Facebook has apologised for the way it rolled-out a new system that recognises users’ faces. The social network said that it should have done more to notify members about the global launch. Its Tag Suggestions feature scans photos and automatically picks out existing friends. Although users have the option to switch it off, some complained that they were not explicitly asked if they wanted it activated. Facebook said that the system was intended to speed up the process of assigning a name to a picture, known as tagging. It was introduced in the US in December 2010 but has only now been launched globally.


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