App removes faces from Facebook

Powered by SC Magazine
 

Lets privacy pundits find unauthorised photos on social networks.

A facial recognition app built on Australian-designed technology proposes to warn users when their photos appear on social networks, allowing them to track down unauthorised or unwanted photos from the sites.

The CeeQ Facebook app was designed to help users find photos they appear in on Facebook.

Though most networks allow some form of 'tagging' of people in photos, the app would warn users about photos they feature in, regardless of them being tagged.

The app trawled through photos in a users' network before offering to adjust tagging or issue take-down requests.

CeeQ uses sophisticated facial recognition technology developed by National ICT Australia (NICTA) under the $5 million-plus Advanced Surveillance biometric project completed last year.

"It's designed to help users find photos they are in so they can contact the owners or Facebook to get them taken down," Abbas Bigdeli, creator of the application and a lead developer at Advanced Surveillance, told SC at the Biometrics Institute conference.

Bigdeli last week pitched the application to Facebook to help raise capital. If the social network giant bites, it may mean the app would not be released for rival social networks.

Users can download a free copy of the application by registering on Bigdeli's website.

Copyright © SC Magazine, Australia


App removes faces from Facebook
 
 
 
Top Stories
Slow progress in Turnbullistan
[Blog post] How has the NBN moved ahead since regime change?
 
Hacks and frauds can't dampen Bitcoin buzz
[Blog post] Enthusiasts meet in Melbourne.
 
Qantas checks in with cloud computing
Impressed with results of public cloud bake-off.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest Comments
Polls
What is delaying adoption of public cloud in your organisation?







   |   View results
Lock-in concerns
  22%
 
Application integration concerns
  3%
 
Security and compliance concerns
  31%
 
Unreliable network infrastructure
  9%
 
Data sovereignty concerns
  24%
 
Lack of stakeholder support
  3%
 
Protecting on-premise IT jobs
  4%
 
Difficulty transitioning CapEx budget into OpEx
  3%
TOTAL VOTES: 543

Vote