Facebook is working on a new facial recognition process.
There have been many debates on how much information we actually share on social media and rather how much information do we share even for privacy. How safe is the data you actually share on social media? A lot, right? Governments and tech people have tried to develop ways that would require us to share more information but is there security all that great? Facebook has been under heat for sharing relevant data with governments for political gain. Currently,Facebook is working on a system that will be able to recognize your face.
How does it work?
Users will be able to confirm their identities by sharing a video selfies of themselves. For the recognition to work you would need to go through a process of of angling your head around in different angles, in order for Facebook to get a full record of what the you look like. Of course Facebook knows that people have trust issues whenever it comes to sharing data with them so they issued a statement and said:
No one else will see this video, and it will be deleted 30 days after your identity is confirmed
Facebook has been working on different recognition plans from 2017.
This would be a great plan especially when you don’t remember your password and you need to be verified to get in. Usually you receive a two-factor authentication SMS, or if you lose access to your email account by adding another way to verify your identity and unlock your Facebook profile it would mean that your face will be in the data base. Though this is something in the works, we are definitely not for this new plan.
It already feels weird every time you use the voice recognition for Safaricom.
Can you imagine tilting your face in different angles so that your account can open? Leave that alone, can you imagine the US or Kenyan government having a data base that is filled with facial recognition data? There’s something fishy about it that just doesn’t sit right with us. Getting a text as verification or having a bot call already feels enough, now your whole face?
Facebook should learn from other ongoing court cases that are about to cough a lot of money from their businesses because the misuse of facial recognition data, and that its systems would be more advanced, and secure as a result. Is this really a priority for Facebook? Shouldn’t they be working on having better security without getting extra data from us already? What do you think?