Social network turns on new feature to automatically identify people in photos, raising questions about privacy implications of the service.

This article titled “Facebook in new privacy row over facial recognition feature” was written by Charles Arthur and agencies, for guardian.co.uk on Wednesday 8th June 2011 07.14 UTC

Facebook has come under fire for quietly expanding the availability of technology to automatically identify people in photos, renewing concerns about its privacy practices.

The feature, which the giant social network automatically enabled for its more than 500 million users, has been expanded from the US to “most countries”, Facebook said on its official blog on Tuesday.

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