Facebook Will Find Your Face In That Shameful Party Photo

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Facebook appears to have added a shutterbug's dream feature: Face detection technology. As soon as you upload a picture, the feature realizes that there are humans in it and preselects their faces. You just add the poor souls' names.

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The feature appears surprisingly useful, but we'll see how well it works. For now it's only being made available to select users as part of a limited test. [Facebook-Thanks, Jerry!]

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coketown-old
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Picasa does this also and it's actually really creepy. It finds faces in things like clouds, mountainsides, reflections on the walls. I spook easily and am always uneasy in the kitchen now because Picasa found a face in the woodgrain on my cabinet. Now it's all I see.