Yet another scary Facebook privacy thought

I recently got an Android phone. One of the apps that I enjoy playing with on it is Google Goggles’. You take a photo with the phone’s camera and then Google Goggles fires a search to get you more information about the thing you just clicked. It’s often eerily accurate.

Facebook allows your photos to be tagged by others. It’s only a matter of time that they plug in face recognition. iPhoto does it, Picassa does it, I see no reason why Facebook won’t (if it doesn’t already).

So you take a photo, use something like Google Goggles for Facebook, and voilá you have (depending on the user’s privacy settings) details of the person you clicked!

It isn’t called Facebook for nothing.

June 4, 2010