Why Facebook’s facial recognition system is Scary! Important Read!

CBS News is out with a very intriguing story — here’s the opening line: “Remember last weekend, when you were at that party and friends were snapping photographs to post on Facebook? What if that seemingly innocent act could lead to identity theft or real-life stalking?”

Why is it so important to read this story? Because of a recent study done at Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) called “Faces of Facebook: Privacy in the Age of Augmented Reality.”

The study looked at the “consequences and implications of the convergence of three technologies: face recognition, cloud computing, and online social networks.”

Here is the bottom line — and this is important: The researchers argue that with current technology, we could be “re-identified” and have our social security numbers stolen.

While I have. included links to the study, here’s the fast way — click here

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