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Face Recognition for Online Photo Searches Sparks Privacy Fears

July 18, 2007

A new type of search engine using facial recognition technology could soon be able to pinpoint images of a person among the billions of photos posted online-even if their name does not appear...

Lee Tien is an attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an Internet watchdog group that focuses on privacy and civil liberties.

"Photos [posted online] are effectively anonymous now," Tien said, unless they are labeled with some sort if identifying text. "But if Polar Rose works the way they say it will, that's all going to change."

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