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.”