You may have heard that Facebook recently acquired the facial recognition technology company Face.com. Facebook will use this software to examine the photos your friends post online. If any of the faces in the photos match yours reasonably well, Facebook will send a message to whomever posted the photo, suggesting they tag the photo with your name. This makes some privacy advocates uncomfortable.
But let’s, um…face it: Facebook already has a lot of information about all of us, our online relationships and our conversations. And now it knows (or will soon know) what we look like. However, we can at least exercise a little control over how FB uses what it knows about our appearance. Graham Cluley over at Naked Security has a step-by-step guide to stop FB from sending tag suggestions to your friends.