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Facebook Says Facial Recognition App Was Only Used By Employees

November 25, 2019

Via: Pymnts

Facebook built a facial recognition app that was intended only for internal use, a company spokesperson told VentureBeat on Friday (Nov. 22).

Business Insider reported on Friday that as early as 2015, Facebook created a facial recognition smartphone app. It was said to have had the ability to “scan the faces of people identifiable through the social network’s facial recognition system.”

A Facebook spokesperson told news outlets in a statement that it’s not out of the ordinary for the company to develop apps for internal use only. He said it was “a way to learn about new technologies.”

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