Facebook defaults face recognition features to off for all users

Facebook defaults face recognition features to off for all users. Facebook uses face recognition technology to automatically identify a user in their uploaded photos and videos, or suggest their friends tag them in this same content. Now, Facebook says facial recognition will be off for all new users by default - though they can opt to turn it on - and for existing users unless they actively choose to turn it on when prompted by a forthcoming alert about the setting. The announcement comes amid widening concerns about facial recognition technology, which is used by the government, law enforcement, schools, and other authorities. One research study identified bias in facial recognition technology, and the cities of San Francisco and Oakland, CA have banned city departments, including police, from using the technology. CNN