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Facebook Builds a Face Recognition App for Employees:- Facebook has been facing several allegations on security concerns. The social media giant now announced that it built an internal application that allows employees to identify their colleagues and friends who all enabled facial recognition by pointing their phone cameras at them. The app was not released for the public and will be used for employees. There are talks that the app was built between 2015 and 2016 but was discontinued. One version of the app could identify anyone on the social network if there was enough data to do so.
Facebook announced that it developed a facial recognition app but disputed about identifying any member on the social networking platform. "As a way to learn about new technologies, our teams regularly build apps to use internally. The app described here were only available to Facebook employees, and could only recognize employees and their friends who had face recognition enabled" said a spokesperson of Facebook in a statement. The app was in early stages. Facebook has also garnered criticism for using facial recognition in the past. After it triggered controversies, Facebook did not update anything new on face recognition.