McAfee Social Protection Blurs Facebook Photos

If you begin to see blurry photos on Facebook sometime around the end of August, before you make an appointment with the eye doctor, you might want to find out if your friends have installed McAfee Social Protection, a new Facebook application from McAfee and Intel.

McAfee Social Protection will be available as a browser plugin for Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Google Chrome for PCs at the end of August, with Mac, Apple iOS, and Android to be added by year-end, Mashable reported.

The app displays users’ Facebook photos as blurs, which can only be displayed properly once users’ friends have installed McAfee Social Protection. Photos cannot be downloaded, shared, or captured as screen shots, Mashable reported. And the app includes facial-recognition software that alerts users if photos are uploaded to the social network that might have those users included but not tagged.

Readers: Is McAfee Social Protection an answer to your concerns about privacy for your photos on Facebook?

Screen shots courtesy of Mashable.

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