The facial recognition site Face.com indexed 7 billion photos in the last year and has over 52 million faces identified with its photo tagging and photo search applications on Facebook. Face.com is expanding its reach to include the entire web by offering a developer option that lets users embed the facial recognition software on any […]
Here is some Google news that is sure to make the privacy advocates bolt their doors and lower their blinds. The top brass at Google is discussing the possible use of facial recognition technology. Google currently uses facial recognition tools on their Picasa picture sharing site. The tool allows users to name people in their […]
This short video from the Privacy Commissioner of Canada is one of the best, no-hype informational videos on social networks, privacy and personal information that I have seen. Watch the video and think about the many ways social network and social media sites can use, repackage and redistribute your personal information.
Facebook passed the 500 million visitor mark in the month of April, according to ComScore. ComScore’s site traffic measurements show Facebook in fourth place with 519 million visits in April. Google was in first place with 921 million users. Microsoft landed in second-place with 728 million and Yahoo came in fourth with 588 million. ComScore’s […]
The hysteria over the Spokeo people search engine has really reached a fevered pitch, with politicians, attorneys general and news media fanning the flames. I have done numerous people searches on the Spokeo site and, aside from some obvious accuracy issues in the data, I have found nothing that causes me privacy concerns. It is […]