USA Today: Facebook to shutter its facial recognition features: Talking Tech podcast

November 5, 2021

There were some interesting responses to Meta’s pronouncement. The Electronic Privacy Information Center, one of several consumer privacy groups that had criticized Facebook’s use of facial recognition technology and had actually called for Facebook to quit using the technology 10 years ago, called the move welcome news, and said, “For far too long, internet users have suffered personal data abuse at the whims of Facebook and other platforms.” EPIC’s president and executive director Alan Butler also said the government needs to establish a federal data protection authority with oversight of comprehensive regulations. 

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