'10 Year Challenge' Facebook meme may be collecting data for facial recognition
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“Ideally, you'd want a broad and rigorous dataset with lots of people's pictures. It would help if you knew they were taken a fixed number of years apart—say, 10 years,” she said.
O’Neill acknowledged many of the images were already on Facebook, but it would be difficult to know exactly when the photos were taken.
Enter the 10 Year Challenge meme – the perfect source, according to O’Neill, because users have helpfully provided dates and context for the photos to provide a “clean, simple, helpfully labeled set of then-and-now photos.”
Brenda McPhail, the director of the Privacy, Technology, and Surveillance Project for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, said she suspects most people share photos of themselves without thinking of the potential consequences.
“I’m sure most people when they post that 10 Year Challenge, they’re like ‘Oh, I’m posting this so my friends can get a laugh at how big my hair was 10 years ago and they’re not thinking beyond that,” she told CTVNews.ca on Friday.
“Whether or not this would be used for facial recognition and age progression algorithms, it could be and we need to start thinking about what the potential uses of our information could be before we share it willy nilly.”
O’Neill didn’t suggest Facebook was behind the meme and proposed a third-party invested in facial recognition data could have introduced the social media challenge.
You aren't late for posting it, you're late because this is so obviously what it is, it doesn't even need to be said.
Damn. The website that has basically I've every photo I've taken since I was 15 might use two of them for facial recognition. That's wild, I better not take part then.
tin foil hat
how do i rate agree and funny at the same time
This is ultimately why this is such a dumb conspiracy. FB already has a huge facial dataset on plenty of its users. They don't really even need this.
I mean, not really? Facebook is built around stealing and selling data without user's knowledge. It isn't a stretch to think 3rd parties would do the same.
...harvesting and selling data and other related activities is literally their publiclically advertised buisness model. It's not a lizard people are turning the frogs gay teir conspiracy if they're saying "roll on up, buy your advertising and data here folks!"
goddamn thats such a fucking joke
I hate the conspiracy theorists focus on the NSA watching your every move when the platforms that they use everyday do literally that.