Facebook might introduce facial recognition for security

Facebook might soon introduce a new method to verify your identity and get access to your account

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Highlights

    • This feature is currently in testing
    • It is not known as to when Facebook will launch this new feature

Facebook the social media networking site might be working on a facial recognition feature that will help users keep their account much more secure. This feature will also help users verify the identity of the person they are talking to. The company has previously tried various methods of verifying identities of the people who have been locked out of their accounts and are trying to regain access. This new feature will help the users gain access to their accounts much faster. The company has said that this is only an optional method and not a mandatory method.

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“We are testing a new feature for people who want to quickly and easily verify account ownership during the account recovery process. This optional feature is available only on devices you’ve already used to log in. It is another step that were taking to make sure account owners can confirm their identity,”
Facebook told TechCrunch.

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Previously, there were also reports stating that the company will be soon rolling out a video chat device that will help users verify the face of the person they are talking to. However, there has been a rising concern regarding the company spying on the people through the device and then selling the data to advertisers for money. However, not much is known currently about the device as the company hasn’t issued any statement regarding this. Currently, we only know that the alleged device has been codenamed Project Aloha, and will be launched in May 2018.