Facebook Causes Another Privacy Uproar with New Feature

Facebook has been hit with a backlash from its users and privacy advocates after beginning to roll out facial recognition capabilities.

The popular social networking website began pushing the updates to users on Tuesday, which scan users’ photos and then recommends to their friends, based on facial recognition, to tag them.

The new feature is activated by default, which has only added to the concern.

On Wednesday, European Union data-protection regulators said they would launch a probe of the feature.

While the majority of Canadians haven’t seen the changes yet on their accounts, they’re definitely coming.

To turn off facial recognition on your account, follow these directions.

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