New York (The Verge) — Facebook will no longer scan user faces by default theverge.com/2019/9/3/20847….
Facebook is rolling out its opt-in Face Recognition privacy setting, which it first introduced in December 2017, to all users.
If you don’t already have the Face Recognition setting, Facebook says you will get a notice about it in your News Feed and give you the option to turn it on from that notice. Notably, if you don’t make a choice when you see the notice, Face Recognition will not be turned on. Facebook says new users will also have facial recognition left off by default. The new option will be available in the settings menu.
Facebook has gotten in legal trouble in the past for failing to disclose its facial recognition practices. In August, Facebook lost a federal appeal after courts found the company collected and stored biometric data without user consent. The company could pay billions if it loses the case. — Jay Peters/@verge