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Technology Facebook built a facial recognition app for employees

00:25  23 november  2019
00:25  23 november  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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Facebook 's stance on facial recognition has changed as of late, but its past enthusiasm for the technology may have been stronger than previously Business Insider has learned (subscription required) that Facebook developed an internal mobile app between 2015 and 2016 that used facial

Facebook acknowledged it had developed a facial recognition app , but disputed that it could identify any member of the social network. "The app described here were only available to Facebook employees , and could only recognize employees and their friends who had face recognition

Facebook , which has been under fire because of privacy concerns, said Thursday it built an internal app that allowed employees to identify their colleagues and friends who enabled facial recognition by pointing their phone cameras at them.

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Business Insider, citing anonymous sources, reported that employees developed the facial recognition app between 2015 and 2016. The app was never released to the public and has been discontinued, according to the report. One source told Business Insider that one version of the app could identify anyone on the social network if there was enough data to do so, but Facebook disputed that claim.

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"As a way to learn about new technologies, our teams regularly build apps to use internally," a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement to CNET. "The apps described here were only available to Facebook employees, and could only recognize employees and their friends who had face recognition enabled."

The company didn't provide any additional information about the app.

Business Insider reported that the app was in its early stages. Employees would point their phone camera at another person and it would display their name and Facebook profile picture.

The app shows that Facebook was experimenting with features that could heighten the anxiety of people worried about abuses of privacy. It was built before the Cambridge Analytica scandal in 2018, which has sparked more scrutiny about whether Facebook is doing enough to safeguard the privacy of its users. Cambridge Analytica, a UK political consultancy, harvested the data from up to 87 million Facebook users without their consent. Following the scandal, the Federal Trade Commission fined Facebook a record $5 billion for its alleged privacy mishaps.

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Facebook experimented with a face recognition app among its employees that allowed them to identify their colleagues and friends by pointing smartphone cameras at them. Facebook has received criticism for using facial recognition in the past.

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Facebook has also garnered criticism for using facial recognition in the past. A feature that suggested "tags" for your Facebook photos was the center of a 2015 lawsuit that alleged Facebook violated an Illinois biometric privacy law. When someone "tags" you in a photo, it creates a link to your Facebook profile. The feature used to be turned on by default unless you chose to opt out of it, but Facebook this year made it opt-in.

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Facial recognition surveillance would require warrant under bipartisan bill .
Currently, there are no limits on how federal law enforcement agencies can use facial recognition. James Martin/CNET The Facial Recognition Technology Warrant Act was introduced by Sen. Chris Coons, a Democrat from Delaware, and Sen. Mike Lee, a Republican from Utah. The bill calls for federal agencies like the FBI and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to obtain a warrant if they want to use facial recognition for ongoing surveillance, like tracking a person's whereabouts for longer than 72 hours.

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