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Facebook Built a Facial Recognition App That Allowed Employees to Identify Any User

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Facebook built an internal app that allowed employees to identify their colleagues and friends who enabled facial recognition by pointing their phone cameras at them.

One version of the app could identify anyone on the social network if there was enough data to do so.

The app was developed between 2015 and 2016 but has since been discontinued.

Employees would point their phone camera at another person and it would display their name and Facebook profile picture after a few seconds.

Curated from CNET

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