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The History of Facebook's Facial Recognition SystemCurated byThe Tech Desk
After a decade of use, Facebook announced it would shutter its facial recognition system, citing "societal concerns" and lack of clear rules from regulators. The company says it would delete more than 1 billion user templates. But while the decision could be lauded by privacy experts, we must not forget other stumbles Facebook has had around facial recognition, including a lawsuit it recently settled costing the company $650 million. Learn more and why the tech is so controversial.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Facebook said it will shut down its face-recognition system and delete the faceprints of more than 1 billion people amid growing concerns about the technology and its misuse by governments, police and others. “This change will represent one of the largest shifts in facial …