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Facial Recognition Facebook Check-In App Now Available

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Facebook users will now have the option to check in at locations using facial recognition software. Facedeals is a new application from [URL="http://redpepperland.com/lab/details/facedeals/"]The RedPepper Ad Agency[/URL], that claims it will allow you, stirctly on a permission based software system, login to locations via facial recognition technology using photo images. The whole facial recognition software idea is very controversial as it is because of the possible privacy concerns, so being able to check-in at locations is probably even more discerning for privacy seekers. [URL="http://techcrunch.com/2012/08/10/facedeals-check-in-on-facebook-with-facial-recognition-creepy-or-awesome/"]TechCrunch[/URL] notes: Facebook has come under [URL="http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jul/18/business/la-fi-senate-facebook-20120719"]intense congressional scrutiny[/URL] for taking steps toward facial recognition, with the purchase of Face.com. However, after only a month, [URL="http://techcrunch.com/2012/07/09/facebook-facial-recognition-api/"]it ceased using the technology[/URL] to automatically suggest which friends to tag in photos.

So what do you think? Is facial recognition awesome or totally creepy?

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