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Facebook Scans All Photo Uploads for Matches with Offenders

A story on Facebook and its efforts to counter child pornography reveals that the social network scans all uploaded photos. According to the article, “every picture uploaded by Facebook users is run through a program called “Photo DNA,”  he said, to look for possible matches with offenders. The company saves the data, he said, and makes referrals to law-enforcement agencies.” Facebook users upload 250 million pictures per day.


  1. Great
    Should be fantastic when the false positives start.

  2. Privacy?
    I haven’t heard a darn thing about this, and can find little online about it either. This seems to have pretty whopping privacy implications that nobody is talking about, presumably due to fear of criticism for not ‘thinking of the children’.