Facebook Photo Recognition Tool 'De-faced'

Facebook is shutting down its facial-recognition photo tool in Europe, following objections from the regulator. The facial recognition tool is no longer available to new Facebook users and existing templates will be removed by October 15. The move follows a review in December 2011 by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) which said that Facebook's "tag suggest" feature contravened the European Union data privacy laws.

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