Facebook Shutting Down Facial Recognition System

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Facebook announced that it would be shutting down its facial recognition system, citing societal concerns as regulators have yet to provide clear rules. This action will stop automatically recognizing over a billion faces in photos and videos. Facebook concluded in its announcement that every new technology brings with it potential for both benefit and concern. It would appear the concern outweighed the benefit in this situation.