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Old 06-13-2011, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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From the Electronic Frontier Foundation

June 9th, 2011

How to Disable Facebook's Facial Recognition Feature
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Like most new Facebook features, this one is turned on by default. If you would prefer not to have Facebook store your facial fingerprint and use it to suggest photos in which your friends can tag you, you will need to opt out manually. The following video will show you three ways to delete your facial fingerprint data from Facebook, and show you a privacy setting that lets you ensure that you are the only person who can see tags identifying you in photographs.
Easy to follow instructions at the link to remove the facial recognition from your Facebook account.

Three minutes later, I've already received a reply from Facebook..
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Hi Willys,

Thanks for contacting the Facebook Photos Team. Your photo comparison information has been deleted at your request. If you have any further questions about photos, tagging or photo privacy, please visit our Photos Help Center at the following address:

Photos - Facebook Help Center | Facebook

Thanks for contacting Facebook,

The Facebook Team
In additon to which, my Facebook page says 'my location' is Amsterdam...

Last edited by Willsson; 06-13-2011 at 03:14 PM..
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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In additon to which, my Facebook page says 'my location' is Amsterdam...
That would be funnier if we knew where you lived. So you don't live in Amsterdam? It's an international forum. You could.
There's a setting in your profile that lets you declare where you live, y'know?
O wait... I guess you don't want City-Data... a website/forum dedicated to discussing the places we live... to know where you live either, right?

And for people that do want to opt out of this you don't need to watch a video of how to do it.
  • Login to Facebook
  • Click the arrow next to ACCOUNT and choose PRIVACY SETTINGS
  • Scroll down to the THINGS OTHERS SHARE section
  • Next to SUGGEST PHOTOS OF ME TO MY FRIENDS, click EDIT SETTINGS
  • Set it to DISABLED
People make videos of everything nowadays.
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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Originally Posted by Peregrine View Post
That would be funnier if we knew where you lived. So you don't live in Amsterdam? It's an international forum. You could.
There's a setting in your profile that lets you declare where you live, y'know?
O wait... I guess you don't want City-Data... a website/forum dedicated to discussing the places we live... to know where you live either, right?
Spoiler


And for people that do want to opt out of this you don't need to watch a video of how to do it.
  • Login to Facebook
  • Click the arrow next to ACCOUNT and choose PRIVACY SETTINGS
  • Scroll down to the THINGS OTHERS SHARE section
  • Next to SUGGEST PHOTOS OF ME TO MY FRIENDS, click EDIT SETTINGS
  • Set it to DISABLED
People make videos of everything nowadays.
I live somewhere between a chair and a keyboard, though I sleep in central Texas. I've even heard of Colt McCoy. A review of a half dozen of my most recent posts (another C-D feature) will point to Texas, though one of them includes a link to an Amersterdam forum.

And just to help you understand the video smack... the link was as much for the Electronic Frontier Foundation as it was to the video. Teach a user to disable a Facebook feature is easy. Teaching a user to research info himself can increase his resources.




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Old 06-15-2011, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Originally Posted by tofurkey View Post
I live somewhere between a chair and a keyboard, though I sleep in central Texas. I've even heard of Colt McCoy.
Sorry but that must be spelled like so:
COLT MCCOY!!!!!
in all future communications.

(Yea we are kinda' liking the dude here on America's North Coast)


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A review of a half dozen of my most recent posts (another C-D feature) will point to Texas, though one of them includes a link to an Amersterdam forum.
But I shouldn't have to look that up to get your joke.

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And just to help you understand the video smack... the link was as much for the Electronic Frontier Foundation as it was to the video. Teach a user to disable a Facebook feature is easy. Teaching a user to research info himself can increase his resources.
Ah. Right on. I didn't actually click the link. I had just disabled the "lame feature" so thought I'd share the step by step.
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