0
Broadband

Facebook turns face recognition off by default

Wednesday 4 September 2019 | 10:37 CET | News
Always wanted to know everything about the Dutch Telecoms market? Then the online Masterclass Introduction Dutch Telecom market is for you! Please enroll here!
Facebook has announced changes to its facial recognition settings, one of the issues raised in its record fine from the US Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations. The default setting for most users going forward will be to have facial recognition turned off. 

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Internet
Companies: Facebook
Countries: World
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

US court gives preliminary approval to Facebook settlement of facial recognition suit

Published 20 Aug 2020 10:38 CET | World
A federal court has granted Facebook's request, in a preliminary approval, to settle a lawsuit over the company's use of facial ...

Facebook will pay USD 650 mln to settle facial recognition privacy lawsuit

Published 27 Jul 2020 10:08 CET | World
Facebook will pay a total of USD 650 million to settle a lawsuit over the company's use of facial recognition technology, writes ...

Facebook to pay USD 550 mln to settle facial recognition class action

Published 30 Jan 2020 11:04 CET | United States
Facebook will pay USD 550 million to settle a class-action lawsuit on its use of facial recognition, the New York Times reported. ...

Facebook to prompt users to review privacy settings

Published 28 Jan 2020 12:30 CET | World
Facebook said it will prompt its nearly 2 billion users to review their privacy settings on the social network. In the coming ...

Rostelecom cooperates with Gazprombank and Russian Standard

Published 11 Oct 2019 15:12 CET | Russian Federation
Russian national operator Rostelecom has signed a cooperation agreement with Gazprombank. The parties plan to cooperate in the ...

Focus Softnet launches AI platform for staff clock-in using face recognition at Gitex

Published 08 Oct 2019 12:25 CET | United Arab Emirates
Focus Softnet, a software development and enterprise applications provider, has launched its Artificial Intelligence (AI) ...

Scottish MPs launch inquiry into use of facial recognition technology

Published 08 Oct 2019 10:57 CET | United Kingdom
Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) have launched a new inquiry into the use of facial recognition technology by police. ...

Rostelecom to introduce payments using facial recognition - report

Published 06 Sep 2019 14:55 CET | Russian Federation
Russian national operator Rostelecom plans to enable payments for goods and services in shops using facial recognition, reports ...

Facebook wijzigt instellingen gezichtsherkenning

Published 04 Sep 2019 08:56 CET | World
Facebook meldt dat het de gebruikersinstellingen wijzigt voor het toestaan van automatische gezichtsherkenning in foto's die op ...

Facebook opens up on data shared from third-party sites, apps

Published 21 Aug 2019 09:17 CET | World
Facebook is giving users more control over how it shares information with third-party apps and websites. The social network added ...

US court allows class action against Facebook facial recognition

Published 09 Aug 2019 10:15 CET | United States
A US federal appeals court has ruled a class-action suit can go ahead against Facebook for allegedly illegally collecting and ...

FTC confirms USD 5 bln fine and 20-year compliance agreement for Facebook privacy violations

Published 24 Jul 2019 15:28 CET | United States
The US Federal Trade Commission has confirmed a record USD 5 billion fine against Facebook for violating customers' privacy. The ...

Facebook faces criminal investigation for sharing data with tech companies

Published 14 Mar 2019 08:35 CET | United States
US federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation into deals Facebook struck with large technology companies to ...





Calendar   /   Industry Events

26 Oct Harmonic Q3 2020
26 Oct Alphabet Q3 2020
26 Oct Twilio Q3 2020
26 Oct CCW Europe 2020
27 Oct Akamai Technologies Q3 2020
27 Oct Megacable Q3 2020
27 Oct Microsoft fiscal Q1
27 Oct A10 Networks Q3 2020
27 Oct Juniper Networks Q3 2020
27 Oct Siminn Q3 2020
27 Oct Sequans Communications Q3 2020
27 Oct Telefonica Brasil Q3 2020
28 Oct Telefonica Deutschland Q3 2020
28 Oct Equinix Q3 2020
28 Oct 8x8 fiscal Q2
28 Oct Ooredoo Q3 2020
28 Oct ZTE Q3 2020
28 Oct Belden Q3 2020
28 Oct Extreme Networks fiscal Q1
28 Oct KPN Q3 2020
28 Oct Telecoms World Asia 2020
28 Oct Cognizant Q3 2020
29 Oct Facebook Q3 2020
29 Oct Telefonica Q3 2020
29 Oct Digital Realty Q3 2020
29 Oct Ribbon Communications Q3
29 Oct Fortinet Q3 2020
29 Oct Corning Q3 2020
29 Oct Spotify Q3 2020
29 Oct CyrusOne Q3 2020
::: More Calendar Items