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Viral Video: Kashmir Stylings on Facebook Facial Recognition

Whatever side of the Facebook facial recognition debate you are on — is it privacy panic or a Big-Brother crisis? — this video by Forbes blogger Kashmir Hill is pretty clever.

Hill — who has perhaps one of the best bylines evuh — clearly has come down on the former, writing earlier this week about the social networking company:

“As I’ve made clear here before, I think that the privacy concerns about the new tool are overblown. The tool is limited to identifying you to your friends — people who already know what you look like.”

(Hey, Kashmir: Let me know when the aliens who really created Facebook and Google come for you, after they decide to start harvesting the Earth as planned using their nefarious photo-tagging tools!)

All kidding aside, enjoy the video:


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work