Facebook shuts down facial recognition tool, in some markets

The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that Facebook has been made to turn off its controversial facial recognition tool, which had been previously discussed here on iQ:

in the European Union. SMH reports:

FACEBOOK has disabled its controversial facial recognition feature in the European Union after criticism from government regulators and privacy advocates. The world’s largest online social network has already switched off the feature for new users and has now agreed to delete all data used by the software to identify members by October 15.

Please note that at present this only relates to Europe. Read the whole article here.