03 Nov Face Recognition Is So Toxic, Facebook Dumped it
Facebook announced it is, for now, shutting down its face recognition program, which created face prints of users and automatically recognized them in uploaded photos. The decision to end the program comes at a time when face recognition technology is receiving push back, criticisms, and legislative bans across the United States, and the globe. Close to 20 U.S. cities, including San Francisco and Boston have banned government use of face recognition. There is also growing momentum to legislate against biometric surveillance in the European Union and in New Zealand.