Germany threatens legal action against Facebook biometrics

In the latest Facebook debacle, Germany have declared that the facial recognition that Facebook uses in “Tags” is too dangerous, and has threatened legal action unless the functionality is removed. Johannes Caspar, a data protection expert, says that: “The right to anonymity is in danger.” Facebook urges that this feature is contained and poses no threat. It is certainly possible for the facial recognition aspect to go a step too far. However, with Facebook toting a membership of 700 million, the question is, will the users care?

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