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Facebook Tests Biometric Account Recovery Feature

Facebook Tests Biometric Account Recovery Feature

Still, that hasn't deterred Facebook from testing "a facial recognition feature to help secure your account", according to a tweet from TheNextWeb's Matt Navarra.

The feature is now being tested by a select group of users, and is aimed specifically at situations in which individuals have been locked out of their accounts. It's not now known how secure this is, as Facebook will be checking with your previously captured and tagged pictures and not capturing data from your face as Windows Hello, Samsung's IR scanner and TouchID now do.

With the ubiquity and utility of Facebook (Fake news controversies notwithstanding), keeping access to a Facebook account can be invaluable for many. With this new tech, users can log-in by just looking at their phone.

Ways Facebook Will Improve Transparency in Ads and Avoid Fake News
The ads , he said, focused on divisive social and political issues, ranging from LGBT topics to immigration and gun rights . However, more than half of the Americans exposed to the ads on Facebook saw them they had cast their votes on November 8.

Step aside Apple, Facebook wants in on facial recognition.

The feature is designed as an alternative to the text or email verification tools used to reset passwords and is now being trialled on a "small number" of users.

It is hard to say whether the social networking giant is inspired by the new feature given by smartphone manufacturer Apple, or has come up with its own idea.

Hizballah Leader Says Kurdish Independence Vote Could Lead To 'Internal Wars'
Baghdad ordered the halt to all foreign flights to and from the Kurdish region from 6:00 pm (1500 GMT) Friday. From September 29, worldwide air service with airports in Iraqi Kurdistan has been stopped.

The social media now uses two-step verification to strengthen the security which either involves security code sent via SMS, call on phone or email. For years now, they have been tracking faces to help users tag friends, though they are not always accurate.

Another report from TechCrunch states that Facebook's facial recognition will work only when someone has been locked out of his/her account. But, facial recognition puts Facebook into unknown waters as a major privacy concern.

Man City's Aguero hurt in vehicle crash
He could not confirm the identities of the two passengers and the driver, who all asked to remain anonymous. Aguero also posted a tweet with a photo of himself posing with a thumbs-up. "We will see.


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