Facebook Tests Facial Recognition Verification in 2019

Jason Bourgeois
November 8, 2019

Facebook is developing a new process for facial recognition, which would allow users to confirm their identity by filming themselves, selfie-mode.

The new process would allow a full face scan/video for Facebook to get a 3D record of what the user looks like. For users who are worried about sharing their videos don’t need to be concerned. Facebook has stated that “No one else will see the video, and it will be deleted 30 days after your identity is confirmed.”

The verification process is going to be very helpful for users, according to the site. Especially, if you’re unable to receive the two-factor authentication SMS, or if you lose access to your email account.


But Are You Scared Of Facial Recognition?

Do you think this is a little “creepy” or “Black Mirror-esque”? After concerns over facebook’s data-sharing policies, there are some concerns about video verification. With the increased risk surrounding facial recognition databases in places such as Hong Kong and India and the protests that come with this, this is a complicated issue.

However, Facebook has promised its users that this will be sensibly monitored. This is especially, following its sting with a $35 billion court case recently.

There’s no word on whether or when this feature will be released. However, it will be very interesting to see how this technology is used in the future.

Let us know what you think by engaging with the discussion on social media!


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