Not everyone was excited when Facebook acquired facial recognition software company Face.com. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), the radio host-turned-politician, called a hearing Wednesday to discuss issues regarding facial recognition. In particular, he didn’t care for Facebook’s opt-in by default setting and what it means for privacy.
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When William Shakespeare wrote Much Ado About Nothing, he certainly didn’t have Friday’s published reports about a rumored settlement between Facebook and the U.S. government over privacy concerns in mind, but the title fits.