William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Thursday, 9, June, 2011

Facebook Shenanigans, Again

Filed under: Blogania — williamthecoroner @ 09:23

Facebook has installed facial recognition software on it’s site.  As usual, the default setting is “ON”.  The whole story is here.

I realize that trying to control one’s information on the net is like whistling in the wind, but there are photos of me on Facebook that I didn’t put up.  Now,  it is no secret that I was in Pirates of Penzance in college.  It’s also no secret that I looked funny in the ’80s.  EVERYONE looked funny in the ’80s.  Facebook should ASK, though

To turn it off, do this: (H/T, _heather)

*       First, go to your Facebook “Account” in the upper right-hand corner
of the page. Then click on “Privacy Settings.”
*       Next, click on “Customize settings.”
*       Then go to “Things others share.”
*       Beside the option titled “Suggest photos of me to friends. When
photos look like me, suggest my name,” click “Edit Settings.”
*       Click on “Edit settings.”
*       Then change it to “Disabled.”
*       Don’t forget to press “Okay.”



  1. Actually, this isn’t new. They’ve had this up and running for several months.

    I personally find it terribly amusing to have Facebook tell me which of my (totally unrelated) friends that my children look the most like.

    I have mine disabled (I double-checked today), but it’s not a new thing. I also find it thought-prompting that these types of notifications will come out in a rash among my friends, when it’s a feature that I’ve been stuck with for months. The new photo-displayer with the surrounding black field is annoying, but that’s easily circumvented with a push of the F5 button, or clicking refresh.

    Comment by Auntie J — Thursday, 9, June, 2011 @ 11:26 | Reply

    • Oooh, I’ve been wondering how to get rid of that damn thing. Thanks, Auntie J.

      Comment by williamthecoroner — Thursday, 9, June, 2011 @ 13:18

  2. Found it, changed it. Thanks for the tip!

    Comment by Crucis — Friday, 10, June, 2011 @ 12:33 | Reply

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