The Data Behind the Photo

I’ve been thinking about sharing more photos online via Twitter and Facebook but was curious what information was actually being shared when I uploaded a picture.  I’ve done some sleuthing and it turns out the answer is a lot. Similar to a webpage having source code...

Update to Facebook Privacy (Social Ads Campaign)

Facebook recently announced an update to, “make advertisements more interested and more tailored” and they’re calling it Social Ads.  What it does, basically, is tag users names to products they like.  For example, if you like BMW’s company page your name and/or...

Important Facebook Privacy Changes

Two important pieces of information from Facebook – First, Facebook has rolled out a new commenting system in an attempt to be the go-to tool for commenting on blog posts.  This is a publisher-side feature, meaning blog administrators need to make the change.  This is...

Google’s Patent for Facial Recognition

Google has published a facial recognition patent that might be used to auto-tag people across the web.  Auto-tagging, feature recognition, and 3D modeling are far from new concepts so it seems like Google is going to rush to beat Facebook to the punch.  I suspect that...