Facebook has tossed out another challenge to family members, including grandparents, who seek to maintain privacy while still enjoying the social interaction that the social network offers.
Here we go again with facial recognition.
Find instructions for disabling the new Facebook facial feature at the BBC blog, WebWise: A Beginner’s Guide to Using the Internet. I’ve compiled the basic steps after reading a number of posts about the new facial recognition addition, but read the whole BBC post for the simplest and most comprehensive explanation.
- Go to Account.
- Go to Privacy Settings.
- Click on Customize Settings (itty-bitty blue link at the bottom).
- Find the category, Things Others Share.
- Find the words Suggest photos of me to friends and click the edit settings button.
- Naturally…Facebook’s default has enabled the feature so you want to click on the button that disables the feature.
- Click OK.
To protect your privacy always keep an eye out for newish Facebook bells and whistles. Usually these new features arrive in user accounts turned on and actively working, so a user has to turn off each feature if he or she is concerned protecting personal privacy.
A Few Other Stories on Facebook Facial Recognition
- Facial Recognition Comes to Facebook – Read Write Web blog
- How to Disable Facial Recognition in Facebook – CNET
- Facebook in Your Face: New Facial Recognition Feature Raises a Few Eyebrows – ABC News