FINALLY something that helps improve #privacy on social networks: Facebook will use facial recognition to tell you when people upload your picture

If anyone uploads a profile picture that includes your face, Facebook will alert you of that, too. “We’re doing this to prevent people from impersonating others on Facebook,” the company wrote on its blog Tuesday.

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WHY IT MATTERS: anyone can post anything on Facebook or elsewhere on the net. Having a tool that spots your face on pictures to warn you may be the ultimate privacy-notification to come out of Facebook. I hope that other holders of large databases of pictures – especially Apple and Google because of their mobile phones – would do the same.

Farid Mheir