Facebook facial recognition updates settings for easy turn off and managing

The new tool will notify you when friends and mutual acquaintances upload

Facebook announced on Tuesday that it is releasing a new feature that uses facial recognition to determine when a photo of you has been uploaded, even if you weren't tagged. When you review the image that's been flagged, you'll be able to tag yourself in it, leave yourself untagged, or just contact the person who uploaded it. The facial recognition technology could help combat some abusive conduct on the network, the company said, although it may also raise additional privacy concerns. It's like that old thought experiment: if someone uploads a photo of you to Facebook but doesn't tag you in it, does it show up in engagement metrics?

The social network debuted new features on Tuesday meant to alert people when someone else has uploaded a photo of them, even if they weren't "tagged" in the photos with their real names.

Instead of asking users to give Facebook permission to use facial recognition for tagging purposes, which is what the company asks for now, users will now be asked to grant Facebook permission to use facial recognition broadly across the service. And for profile photos, users don't even need to have mutual friends to be sent a notification. "We're doing this to prevent people from impersonating others on Facebook", the company wrote on its blog Tuesday.

Fake accounts have been implicated in the spread of false information on Facebook as well as in some scams perpetrated on the network. Sherman said the company developed the features based on feedback from its users and its regular discussions with privacy experts, in an effort to create a system that is transparent to users.

The features also won't be available in Canada and the European Union, which have strict privacy laws.

Bitcoin exchange collapses after second cyber attack in a year
Cryptocurrency exchanges are easy targets for hackers and as their popularity increases they become more vulnerable. The rest of the unpaid portion will be paid after the final settlement is completed.

These will all roll out everywhere over the next few weeks except in Europe and Canada where privacy laws prohibit Facebook's facial recognition tech.

"If people have a hard time recognizing someone, then in those situations, computer vision will struggle too", he said. But Facebook tells me it has no plans to use facial recognition to enhance ad targeting or content relevancy sorting, like showing you more News Feed posts from friends who post untagged photos of you or ads related to locations where you appear in untagged photos.

"We want people to feel confident when they post pictures of themselves on Facebook so we'll soon begin using face recognition technology to let people know when someone else uploads a photo of them as their profile picture", Facebook said in an announcement on Tuesday.

Facebook is also adding a new control that will allow people to turn off face recognition entirely if they're concerned about its privacy implications.


  • People With Egg Allergies Can Now Get the Flu Shot

    People With Egg Allergies Can Now Get the Flu Shot

    Vaccination against flu can help reduce hospital admissions in this age group and help stop the spread of flu in the community. The vaccine has been offered to eligible children in reception class and school Years 1 to 4 in primary school.
    Is Summit Redstone Partners Positive On Shares of Twitter (NYSE:TWTR)?

    Is Summit Redstone Partners Positive On Shares of Twitter (NYSE:TWTR)?

    The Massachusetts-based Moors & Cabot Incorporated has invested 0.05% in Twitter, Inc . (NYSE: TWTR ). Stifel Nicolaus upgraded the shares of TWTR in report on Thursday, October 26 to "Hold" rating.
    Buccaneers' OJ Howard (ankle) out for remainder of Monday's game

    Buccaneers' OJ Howard (ankle) out for remainder of Monday's game

    But Freeman ran 32 yards for a touchdown with 7:58 remaining in the fourth quarter, boosting the Falcons back in front 24-14. The Falcons (8-5) play the Bucs (4-9) at 8:30 p.m.
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors LP Boosted Wal (WMT) Stake by $43.53 Million

    Dimensional Fund Advisors LP Boosted Wal (WMT) Stake by $43.53 Million

    It is negative, as 49 investors sold AR shares while 64 reduced holdings. 50 funds opened positions while 196 raised stakes. Zacks Investment Research cut Wal-Mart Stores from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Monday, August 21st.

    Why Investors remained confident on JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM)

    Massachusetts-based Somerville Kurt F has invested 0.05% in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM ) to report earnings on January, 12. Redwood Investments Lc stated it has 1.72% in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:VNTV) on Thursday, September 28 with "Hold" rating.
    Disney Reveals The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Trailer

    Disney Reveals The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Trailer

    Disney opens The Nutcracker domestically on November 2 and in the United Kingdom , where the film was shot, on October 26. In this version, protagonist Clara wants a unique key to unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother.
  • Riverpark Capital Management LLC Has $11.28 Million Position in Trimble Inc (TRMB)

    Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company bought 246,553 shares as the company's stock rose 13.95% with the market.
    Apple names head for sales in India

    Apple names head for sales in India

    Apple has named Michel Coulomb as the head of sales for its operations in India , a key market for the iconic iPhone maker. Ultimately, however, the Indian government rejected that request and went ahead with the increased tax rate.
    Colorado woman goes missing under 'suspicious circumstances' as home is found ransacked

    Colorado woman goes missing under 'suspicious circumstances' as home is found ransacked

    They requested a welfare check to her home off of Akin Street, where police found no one in the home and Graves' vehicle missing. Police said a friend called police to request a welfare check on December 8 because she couldn't reach Graves.
  • Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado Has Upped Halliburton Hld (HAL) Stake

    After $0.21 actual EPS reported by Symantec Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 38.10% EPS growth. Arrowgrass Partners (Us) Ltd Partnership holds 0.27% of its portfolio in Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL ) for 826,746 shares.
    Here's how Taimur Ali Khan will be celebrating his first birthday!

    Here's how Taimur Ali Khan will be celebrating his first birthday!

    While Nawab of Pataudi and Taimur are seen galloping on a horse, Bebo is enjoying the chilly winters at their ancestral palace. Recently, Karisma shared a attractive picture of Taimur riding a horse with Saif while Kareena looked on.
    Two die as blaze rips through Cameron House hotel

    Two die as blaze rips through Cameron House hotel

    The venue offers a romantic location for weddings, a championship standard course for golfers and five-star facilities for guests. Eyewitnesses reported seeing ambulances, fire engines and police rushing to the scene at around 6.50am.


Latest news

All-electric Morgan EV3 due on roads in 2018 with 120-mile range
We're also promised a range of 120 miles, with a 21kWh lithium-ion battery matched up to a 34.8kW motor driving the rear wheel . The EV3 will benefit from rapid-charge capability, a lower centre of gravity and improved acceleration.

California wildfire fight aided by better weather
After evacuating , DeGeneres shared an update on their home and also her gratitude for the firefighters trying to save it. The wildfire has forced many schools to close for days, shut roads, and driven hundreds of thousands from their homes.

What about pro-Trump bias in the Federal Bureau of Investigation ?
Both candidates were urged to tell the feds about any suspicious outreach to their campaigns, the officials said . Lankford said he believes that not only have Russians interfered in U.S. politics but that they will continue to.

EPS for General Electric Company (GE) Expected At $0.28
Since August 28, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $62,047 activity. $8.79M worth of Apple Inc. Blackrock Municipal 2030 Target Term Trust (BTT) has declined 0.56% since December 19, 2016 and is downtrending.

Stock Growth in Focus For American Tower Corporation (REIT) (NYSE:AMT)
Thomas Lenox Kempner increased its stake in Mattel Inc (MAT) by 156.22% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Legacy Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of American Tower during the third quarter valued at approximately $132,000.

Sears (SHLD) Upgraded to "Sell" by BidaskClub
Switzerland-based Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has invested 0% in Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD ). Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp holds 0% of its portfolio in Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD ) for 9,379 shares.

Good luck getting Apple AirPods before the holidays
To drive the point home, Apple is offering "free next-day delivery on in-stock items ordered by 3PM on December 22". The Target at 4175 Vinewood Ln N, Plymouth, MN 55442 for instance stocks the AirPod for pick-up this morning.

North Korea developing missiles 'that could strike London'
Police believe that the missile components could be used in the "guidance of ballistic missiles". London and the rest of the United Kingdom lies less than 6,000 miles from Pyongyang .

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALXN) reports 5.70% profitability metrics
National Pension accumulated 196,684 shares or 0.14% of the stock. 7,526 were accumulated by Affinity Wealth Mngmt. (NASDAQ:ALXN). Ghost Tree Cap Ltd Liability Company reported 100,000 shares or 2.53% of all its holdings. 1 are held by Wfg Lp. (NASDAQ:ALXN).

Two Daycare Workers Charged With Injuring Five Toddlers With Hot Glue Gun
Abc7chicago reported that employee being charged with five misdemeanor counts of causing the circumstances of child endangerment . Authorities, along with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services , are now investigating.

'Sicario 2: Soldado' Trailer Starts a War on Drugs
Check it out in the player below, along with new photos in the gallery! Emily Blunt however, will not be returning. He now finds himself on a new assignment , which involves a drug lord's daughter played by Isabella Moner.

MLS To Make 'Important Announcement' In Nashville On Wednesday
The event was set for 4 p.m. and will feature MLS Commissioner Don Garber, Mayor Megan Barry, Governor Bill Haslam and John R. It's unclear whether the new team would begin play in 2021 or start a year earlier in a temporary facility.

Barclays Plc Increased Cisco Sys INC (CSCO) Stake by $302.87 Million
It worsened, as 90 investors sold CSCO shares while 594 reduced holdings. 111 funds opened positions while 694 raised stakes. Alley Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 72,988 shares for 0.86% of their portfolio. (NASDAQ: CSCO ) for 22,497 shares.

Fidelity National Information Services, Inc
The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Advisor Partners Limited Co has 5,787 shares. "Ltd." was first published by TrueBlueTribune and is owned by of TrueBlueTribune.

Milind Soman may marry girlfriend Ankita Konwar in 2018
Milind Soman broke the internet when he revealed that he is dating a girl Ankita Konwal who is half his age. This will be Milind's second marriage, after separating from his ex-wife Mylene Jampanoi, a French actor.

Other news