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Facebook can now recognize you without seeing your face

On Monday’s Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference in Boston, Facebook unveiled an experimental algorithm that can identify you without seeing your face. Normally, Facebook uses facial recognition technology to suggest who’s who in a photo — but that’s changing. …

Facebook to delete EU facial recognition data on October 15

The Irish Data Protection Commissioner announced the results of the latest audit into Facebook (PDF) Friday, revealing that the social network intends to delete its facial recognition data and stop using the technology in Europe next month as it works…

YouTube offers face blurring in one click

Heeding input from human rights activists and this 2011 Cameras Everywhere report, YouTube has added a feature which aims to protect the privacy of individuals involved in controversial video footage. The new feature, "Blur All Faces", now appears in YouTube's…

Facebook closing Face.com APIs and Klik app

Facebook acquired facial recognition technology company Face.com last month in a deal that was rumored to be valued around $100 million. The social network is already making headway with the new purchase by closing some of the key products from…

Facebook buys facial recognition technology company Face.com

Facebook has acquired facial recognition technology company Face.com for an undisclosed amount of money. Such a deal was rumored to be in the works last month for around $100 million, making Face.com the first post-IPO acquisition by the social networking…