They only “said” they changed the recipe but it’s still the same. In this metaphor, I’m clapping back to Mark Zoidberg and his renaming of the FakeBook to Meta-statis.
Big announcement this week from the newly renamed FaceBook entity to “meta” by ZuckerburgCo. Facebook is changing the embrace and exploitation of Face Recognition (which they have already sold/re-sold to the likes of anyone paying into their platform to get to the data). Dropping and deleting the vast Face Recognition database is being sold as an innate good to humanity, not least of which includes all the subscribers to Facebook. But don’t be too quick to rush to judgement and accept this at face value. Because as ZuckerburgCo. knows, it’s all about the slippery wording.
Vox.com has an article out today (link above) more or less emphatically contradicting the big announcment over the deletion of Facial Recognition databases. In it the pull quote below:
For any potential future applications of technologies like this, we’ll continue to be public about intended use, how people can have control over these systems and their personal data, and how we’re living up to our responsible innovation framework.”https://www.vox.com/recode/22761598/facebook-facial-recognition-meta
That quote is meta speaking for meta’s future intentions re: Bio-metric data y’all. What is a responsible innovation framework, anyways? I thought they were deleting the facial recognition data. This sounds like a contradictory, misleading, soft-ball. Like a caveat at the end of a definitive statement. It appears that meta has future applications for bio-metric data that could pale in comparison to the Face Recognition for Facebook vers. 1. And the meta-verse is just the beginning of this new round of personal privacy invasion/collection by ZuckerburgCo. You’ve been warned, caveat emptor.