Facebook enabled their facial recognition software on user accounts. They failed to inform their users of this change. Because of this, the Security firm Sophos warned users of the security concern.
For U.S. users, the Facebook facial recognition launched in December. Now it is world-wide. The social network irritated its users because they didn't allow them to opt out of this new possible privacy invasion before the roll out. Instead, they had to wait until it went live to change their account privacy settings. Now the rest of the world has to deal with this new issue.
Sophos's Graham Cluley said, "The onus should not be on Facebook users having to 'opt-out' of the facial recognition feature, but instead on users having to 'opt-in.' It feels like Facebook is eroding the online privacy of its users by stealth."
Do you feel that way? There have been several times that Facebook has made changes that seemed to take away users' privacy piece by piece. Have you changed your privacy settings since the facial recognition went live? Do you feel it's an invasion of privacy? Has it made you more likely to tag pictures of people you know?