03 Aug '11, 3am

Can photo-tagging violate privacy?

The Brunei Times Wednesday, Aug 03, 2011 What's in a face? A name, to a friend you haven't seen in a long time; or a credit card number to a thief. It could be a blank canvas to a make-up artist, or just mere visual data to a security guard profiling travellers entering and exiting the airport. But to Carnegie Mellon University's Alessandro Acquisti, an associate professor at the university's cybersecurity research and education institute studying privacy risks posed by facial recognition software and social media networks, a person's face is "the veritable link between her offline and online identities". It is now possible to identify strangers and gain their personal information (In the US, perhaps even their social security numbers) by using readily-available facial recognition software and social media profiles, so it would be a good idea to think twice before tagging ...

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