Facial Recognition in Photo Sharing Sites

While researching information for another blog article, I ran across an article where Shutterfly was sued for using facial recognition in their database.  So, I had to jump on this as facial recognition and tagging are used more and more in photo sharing sites.  So what is facial recognition and tagging?  And, how does it affect you?   In order for us to learn about facial recognition, we need to take a look at tagging first.

Facebook and How Apps Others Use Affect You

I was doing further research this morning about Facebook deleting secret photos.  The keyword here is secret, and believe this is if you have turned on syncing with your mobile device.

facebook apps privacyAnyway, what really caught my eye was something I had not seen before.  You know all those fun games that people play on Facebook?  Telling them who would have their back in a certain situation?  Well I haven’t played those in a while because I was aware of those apps accessing my privacy.  But did you know you can further control what others can access about you when they use that “fun” game?  I state “fun” loosely here.