Facebook has form for being cavalier with users' privacy, but its new facial recognition software has truly dangerous implications.

This article titled “What Facebook fails to recognise” was written by Beth Wellington, for guardian.co.uk on Tuesday 14th June 2011 22.00 UTC

Remember the uproar in 2009 when Facebook made your list of friends, pages you are a fan of, gender, geographic region and networks publicly available to everyone? Now, the social networking behemoth has silently enabled facial recognition software without your permission under the rather benign tag “Suggest photos of me to friends.” Even if you choose to disable the option, Facebook still will have the technical ability to connect your name with your image.

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