Somehow Facebook's facial recognition was even creepier than we thought



In case we needed another reminder of Facebook's mass surveillance capabilities, we now know the company once built an app entirely for real-time facial recognition.
The social media giant experimented with a camera app that could identify people using Facebook's facial-recognition tech, according to a new report from Business Insider. The app was reportedly tested internally with Facebook employees between 2015 and 2016, and was "an example of future innovations" at the company.
According to BI, the app was fairly rudimentary, with a "basic camera interface" that could identify individuals and show their Facebook name and profile photo. You know, sort of like a dystopian version of Snapchat.  Read more...
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