I just read an article about Facebook's new Facial Recognition. My first thought, SCARY. Very Big Brother sounding.
Its not entirely clear what they intend to do with it. For now it says that it will be used to help people tag friends in an album. Which sounds harmless enough.
I think the scary part comes in when you think about what they could do with it. Imagine if they could ID everyone in every photo posted to Facebook. They would know who was in the photo together. And while they already know who's friends with who on Facebook, this seems more invasive. There is a difference in a friend I know and trust tagging me in an a photo and a machine tagging me.
I can't quite put my finger on it exactly, but it just feels like that with this type of technology they are invading a personal space that they shouldn't. A personal space that they have invaded before and don't seem to understand the boundaries.
I hope there is a privacy setting for this.