Facebook is about to introduce a new application in Australia called Tag Suggestions. The program digitally scans faces in photos and suggests who they are so that you can tag them. Tagging a photo means putting someone’s name on it.
So imagine for example if your teenager attends a 16th birthday party. Guests take photos and upload them to Facebook. When your teen goes on Facebook, she discovers that everything she has done at the party is there for all to see. There are even some pics that claim to be her but – oh dear – they are not and they are not the most flattering of pics.
What went wrong? When photos are uploaded, Facebook’s “Tag Suggestions” automatically compares the faces in the photos to other Facebook photos your teen has been tagged in. It then labels that photo with the name of your teenager.
How to Disable Tag Suggestions
From your Facebook page, click on Account.
Choose Privacy Settings.
Click on Customize Settings.
Scroll down to Things Others Share.
Next to Suggest photos of me to friends, click on Edit Settings.
Click on Disabled and click Okay.
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