Submission Number: 00038
Received: 1/4/2012 7:58:53 PM
Commenter: Tom Toone
Agency: Federal Trade Commission
Initiative: Face Facts: A Forum on Facial Recognition Technology; Project No. P115406
Attachments: No Attachments
Facebook ran a campaign that was misleading. In order to prove your identity (it said) you had to identify photos of your friends. This was a very misleading approach to obtain positive ID of photos of people. At the time, I didn't realize the reality an impact but now that I have seen follow ups to using this type of technology, I realize that Facebook was simply collecting ID facial recognition information.
Google has also used Picasso to obtain and steal my photos.
I have removed myself from all of the above sources and do not use them.