Facebook's Facial Recognition Technology Not Completely Terrifying Yet

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The news that Facebook has developed “facial-recognition technology” sounds like a somewhat spooky innovation from the privacy-flippant social-networking site (especially to those of us who spend a lot of time untagging photos we aren’t happy with, cough) but don’t worry just yet — this innovation, which currently is in beta-test mode, only recognizes the existence of faces in photographs uploaded to the service. Until The Machines get their collective act together, tagging still has to be done by those mean friends of yours who want the world to know that you looked kind of like an idiot while you all were out the other night! Hooray? [Pic via]