You Should Not Post Any Picture of Your Kids On Facebook

And not because it is annoying

#Privacy

Thu, Nov 20th, 2014 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

On Slate, Amy Webb explains why she posts absolutely nothing on Facebook about her daughter. Between facial recognition software, Facebook profiling, and corporate data mining, the only way to maintain a modicum of privacy for children in the future is to "not create that digital content in the first place."

[...] Myriad applications, websites, and wearable technologies are relying on face recognition today, and ubiquitous bio-identification is only just getting started. In 2011, a group of hackers built an app that let you scan faces and immediately display their names and basic biographical details, right there on your mobile phone. Already developers have made a working facial recognition API for Google Glass. While Google has forbidden official facial recognition apps, it can’t prevent unofficial apps from launching. There’s huge value in gaining real-time access to view detailed information the people with whom we interact.

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