November 26, 2019
Mark Zuckerberg is doing all kinds of things with people’s data.
Facebook is under fire for privacy concerns once again, as the social media giant tested a facial recognition app on its employees.
Using real-time facial recognition, the firm was able to identify a person by pointing a smartphone camera at them.
It was reported that the app has been discontinued, but the technology was capable of bringing up someone’s Facebook profile who had enabled facial recognition on their profiles.
Saying it was discontinued doesn’t really mean that they don’t have the technology, it just means that they’ve allegedly stopped developing it.
The shocking report was first revealed by Business Insider who cited anonymous sources who said the app was developed between 2015 and 2016, but has since been shut down.
Facebook did confirm that it developed the app, but denied it was capable of identifying members of its social media network and pulling up their profile.
A Facebook spokesperson told DailyMail.com in an email: ‘As a way to learn about new technologies, our teams regularly build apps to use internally.’
‘The apps described here were only available to Facebook employees, and could only recognize other employees and their friends who had face recognition enabled.’
So it was able to identify members of its social media and pull up their profiles, but it was allegedly only limited to Facebook employees and their friends.
The social media giant has been under a microscopes lately for its privacy issues and this app is not the first instance it had to do with facial recognition.
In 2018, Facebook started using its AI to assist in tagging users in photos, but many said it may violate users’ privacy, the New York Times reported.
The firm said its facial recognition technology can ‘help protect you from a stranger using your photo to impersonate you’.
Yes, goyim, this is for your own good, and so you can continue giving Facebook more accurate information about yourself.
Proponents of the technology say it can even be an effective tool for spotting criminals.
But many argue that the firm doesn’t take enough steps to make sure it has obtained proper user consent before doing so.
To start, the technology can remotely identify users by name without their knowledge or consent, according to the Times.
It scans faces of users in a photo or video and matches their unique facial patterns to users that are in a database of named people.
Facebook also tells users that they can turn the feature on or off, but many argue that Facebook still scans faces even when it’s deactivated.
‘Facebook tries to explain their practices in ways that make Facebook look like the good guy, that they are somehow protecting your privacy,’ Jennifer Lynch, a senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, told The Times.
‘But it doesn’t get at the fact that they are scanning every photo.’
It’s not just that they are scanning every photo, it’s also that they have plenty of very personal information associated with those photos. They know everything people do on their website and even stuff they do outside their website.
They know who people talk to, they know which profiles people visit and how long they view each profile, they know what people like, they know people’s interests, they know people’s social life and social circles — and they have all of that information mapped to people’s faces and full names.
It is a dream come true for artificial intelligence researchers, and it is in the hands of Jews.