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Facebook’s Obsession with Photos

FaceOff_(1997_film)_posterFacebook is apparently testing a facial recognition scheme that, if applied across their universe, would require users to upload a picture of their face to prove they're not a bot (or a Russian poser, one presumes). Facebook says that they will use both automated and manual reviews to detect suspicious activity.

Which, if they hadn't recently suggested that people should send them nude pictures of themselves so they could combat revenge porn, might actually make some sense. But, the timing here is just a little too creepy.

Past that, however, their facial recognition request (while a huge pain in the ass) may actually have some merit.

Unless you are either John Travolta or Nicholas Cage.

 

Bill Geist

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