Aug 052012
 August 5, 2012  Posted by  Business, Non-U.S., Online, Surveillance

Jolie O’Dell reports:

Norwegian officials are probing Facebook’s ever-improving facial recognition features, concerned that the tech may pose a threat to Norwegians’ privacy.

“If Facebook also monitors Norwegian users, it may be a violation of Norwegian privacy laws,” said Norwegian Data Protection Authority communications director Ove Skåra in astatement concerning Facebook’s other surveillance features on the agency’s website.

The Norwegian Data Protection Authority just took some time last month to investigate how Facebook stores and analyzes private messages and chats sent between users, but the agency’s focus on facial recognition is new.

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