Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Facebook's photo recognition software is just plain creepy

Recently I posted a picture on facebook from my family's Thanksgiving.  Immediately afterwards it said the photo was taken "with" both myself and my sister, and tagged each of us in it.

What the hell facebook?!  Do you think you're the CIA or something?  I'm fairly certain neither of us is any sort of terrorist threat that needs to be immediately identified.

If I want to tag myself in my photo that I upload, I'm fairly certain I can do that on my own.  And the same goes for other people in it as well.  I don't understand why this is a service someone would want; is anyone actually worried about not being able to tag people in their pictures because they don't know who they are?  Or is it a time/speed thing?  If anything I think it takes longer when you have to un-tag people because you aren't sure if they want to be tagged or not.

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