Photo-Sharing Apps Under Fire for Tagging People in Pictures

With biometric facial recognition algorithms, companies like Google, Apple and Facebook are able to identify photobombing faces across the web—yet, this smart way to organize and share pictures is dredging up privacy concerns.

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While the practice of photobombing has become a social and cultural phenomenon lately, the practice itself isn’t anything new. Since the advent of the camera, people have either intentionally tried to appear in someone else’s photos or have accidentally stumbled into the frame. Now, with biometric facial recognition algorithms, companies like Google, Apple and Facebook are able to identify these photobombing faces across the web—yet, this smart way to organize and share pictures is dredging up privacy concerns.

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