Facebook has deleted the facial data of over one billion users as the company is trying to get away from collecting facial data as a result of litigation.
A statement from the company on November 2nd read, “This change will represent one of the largest shifts in facial recognition usage in the technology’s history. More than a third of Facebook’s daily active users have opted in to our Face Recognition setting and are able to be recognized, and its removal will result in the deletion of more than a billion people’s individual facial recognition templates.”
Americans concerned about large social media companies using their facial data shouldn’t let their guard down yet.
While Facebook seems to be committed to reforming its ways, Americans have little reason to trust them.
Luckily more Americans are becoming of the danger that comes with having their information being put up for sale by big social media companies.
This move paired with Facebook’s recent rebanding as “Meta” indicates that the company is scared of something big.
Read the full story here.