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Should You Stop Tagging People In Facebook Pics?

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by The Scarlet Pimp, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. The Scarlet Pimp

    The Scarlet Pimp Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    now this is kinda interesting...

    Big Brother Needs Your Help!

    Every time you tag a person in a photo on Facebook you are helping Big Brother solve one of his toughest and most pressing problems: How to identify anyone from any picture of him or her. Here's why you might want to stop tagging, and steps to keep others from tagging you...

    Should You Stop Tagging People In Facebook Pics?

    Every time someone tags you in a photo they make it easier for Facebook or anyone else to build a dossier of your activities and hangouts outside of Facebook. Tagging expands the surveillance state vastly and in ways Big Brother could not use without citizens' unwitting help.

    All by themselves, authorities face two big challenges to facial recognition. The first is a function of the technology's accuracy rate and probability theory. The second is a matter of scale: how many identified pictures of people do you have?

    In a one-on-one matchup of a random photo of you and the identified photo on your driver's license, there is a 95% probability that facial recognition tech will correctly identify the random photo as one of you.

    But when comparing one photo to many, the probability of a successful match plummets rapidly; it is a multiplicative function of multiple attempts, not just a linear additive function.

    Face Tagging and Big Brother

    The second problem is getting everyone into a database of identified photos, and getting lots of different identified photos of each person. Obviously, the probability of finding a person in a database is better the more different people you have in the database.

    The probability of a given photo matching one of several of the same person increases if the pool of potential match-ups includes various angles, clothing, lighting effects, and so on.

    A Billion Worker Bees

    Big Brother cannot easily solve these problems by himself. But when a billion Facebook users busily upload and tag pictures of themselves and others in various settings, both of BB's problems get solved fast and for free. Right this minute, Facebook has the largest biometric database in the world, and it is not secure from government intrusion.

    Every promise made in Facebook's privacy policy is hedged by the words, "unless required by a lawful order" or similar legalese. A lawful order can be obtained by any government agency, and also by any private party as part of a civil action.

    A lawful order can be issued by an impartial judge after a thorough show-cause hearing or by a decidedly biased prosecutor, even by a low-level flunky who can fill out a boilerplate "national security letter" for anyone who asks.

    So stop tagging people in photos on Facebook, and don't let people tag you. The first recommendation is easy to follow, the second takes a bit of work now and then.

    These four steps will maximize your "facial privacy" when it comes to tagging on Facebook:

    How to Limit Facebook Tagging

    First, log in to your Facebook account, then click the little gear icon, near the top right of the page. On the dropdown menu, select Account Settings. Over in the left-hand sidebar, click on Notifications. Under What you get notified about you will find Tags. Click on the Edit link at the right end of that line. You want to be notified when "Anyone" tags you.

    Back on the sidebar you will find Timeline and Tagging. Enable the Review tags people add to your own posts before the tags appear on Facebook? option. This gives you the ability to approve any tags that friends make, before they appear on Facebook.

    The next option is: When you're tagged in a post, who do you want to add to the audience if they aren't already in it? Set this to "Only me".

    And finally, there's Who sees tag suggestions when photos that look like you are uploaded?
    Set this to "No one".

    Now tagging is squelched as much as Facebook will allow. Hopefully, that will be sufficient.

    The best thing you can do is stop tagging, tell everyone who tags you to stop, and block anyone who does not respect your privacy.

    http://askbobrankin.com/big_brother_needs_your_help.html
     
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  2. GiorgioB

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    mate check out this video, its very relevant http://www.ted.com/talks/alessandro_acquisti_why_privacy_matters.html

    "The line between public and private has blurred in the past decade, both online and in real life, and Alessandro Acquisti is here to explain what this means and why it matters. In this thought-provoking, slightly chilling talk, he shares details of recent and ongoing research -- including a project that shows how easy it is to match a photograph of a stranger with their sensitive personal information.
    What motivates you to share your personal information online? Alessandro Acquisti studies the behavioral economics of privacy (and information security) in social networks."
     
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    I really do hate it when people tag me in pics. I'm gonna change my settings for the nth time. Thanks for the post OP.
     
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    I'm probably gonna delete mine soon. Same old same old, nothing new on it.
     
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    If its true then hundreds of fake accounts getting tagged on hundreds of fake names will destroy the algorithm of facebook
    just like millions of Facebook Profiles makes most of fb data not very useful
     
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    i closed mine because there was nothing on it.
     
  8. Groen

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    You forgot to mention the tinfoil hats! How else are people going to protect their minds from being read by the evil goverment and corporations?
     
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    If you need to contact 10 friends fast - facebook it the best solution, like all other social networks with real (not fake friends), but if you don`t sell anything or have only 3 friends whom you can call - Fb is wasting of time. So that s my point.
     
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    I ended up closing mine too with nothing on it
     
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    I wish all my friends read and understood this, hate it when they tag me in random pictures I don't want to be in.
     
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    The most irritating thing on facebook is photo tagging. I have turned off tag suggestions for me.