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Facebook Adding Facial Recognition to its List of Frightening Features

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Facebook has announced its latest plans to assimilate our lives—facial recognition. In a few weeks, the social network will scan pics you upload and attempt to identify your friends—then tag them. It's OK, you can turn it off.

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The feature will attempt to "suggest the name of the friend" in your photos if it can find a suitable match, or, if not, pop up a window so you can name and shame them manually. [Facebook blog]

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As long as they only suggest and don't automatically tag. The faces feature in iPhoto is pretty good, but far from perfect. I can imagine the hilarity that would ensue.