Thanks to their face-recognition software, Facebook knows what you look like. Kinda cool. Kinda creepy. Certainly interesting.
The software allows Facebook to recognize your face in pictures posted on their website. And not just pictures you post, but pictures that others post as well (worried about that candid picture your ex took of you in college? We’ll address that later).
The feature isn’t actually all that new. Facebook launched the software in the U.S. back in December 2010. Since then, they’ve slowly rolled it out in other countries. But rest assure, your face has probably been scanned at some point.
So what does all this face-remembering business mean? Well, it depends on who you are and why you use Facebook. Read Full Entry