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Facebook Abandons Facial Recognition Features, Deletes 1 Billion User 'Templates'

• Zero Hedge

Facebook (now Meta) just announced that it's shutting down its pioneering facial recognition system, which was first implemented years ago by offering suggestions for tagging people who appeared in photos shared on Meta's Facebook platform.

In a statement, Meta said it's shutting down the facial recognition system on Facebook. Even users who have opted in to the Facial Recognition system will no longer be automatically recognized in photos and videos. Users will no longer be automatically recognized and tagged in photos and videos, and Meta will also delete more than 1 billion user's individual facial recognition templates.