Facebook’s Photo Archive Can Identify People in Real Life [STUDY]

Facebook’s Photo Archive Can Identify People in Real Life [STUDY] 

Facebook has had its share of problems over face recognition – a feature that connects a photo of a person’s face with their Facebook profile, making it easier to tag people in photos – but researchers fromHeinzCollege,CarnegieMellonUniversityrecently proved that Facebook’s vast photo archive can be used to identify people on the street, too.

 

The authors of the study titled “Faces of Facebook: Privacy in the Age of Augmented Reality”, Alessandro Acquisti, Ralph Gross and Fred Stutzman, demonstrated it at the Black Hat technical security conference, which was held from July 30 to August 4 in Las Vegas. They used publicly available data – photos from Facebook profiles of students – and then used face recognition technology to recognize these students as they look into a web camera.

Source: Yahoo News

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