Facebook to shut down its facial recognition system and delete facial templates of more than 1 billion people

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Facebook to shut down its facial recognition system and delete facial templates of more than 1 billion people
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Facebook to shut down its facial recognition system and delete facial templates of more than 1 billion people

Limiting the use of the technology to 'a narrow set of use cases' will be appropriate, it says

Facebook announced on Tuesday that it was shutting down its facial recognition system, which automatically identifies users in photos and videos, amid growing concerns about the misuse of the techn...

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