January 21, 2022

What Does Facebook “See” in Your Photos? A New Browser Extension Reveals Facebook’s Hidden Image Tags

From The Daily Dot:

Facebook has not been secretive about its attempts to identify people, places, and things in the photos you upload to the social network. While some of its efforts verge on creepy, in recent months, Facebook has shown how it can use this technology to better allow visually impaired users to join the conversation around photos. And after downloading a simple browser extension, you can see how good (or poor) of a job Facebook is doing at this.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.