Facebook can now tell who you live with based on your pictures and captions
The social media giant has filed for a patent for tech that allows it to tell who you live with in the same household, reports BuzzFeed News. Titled ‚ÄúPredicting household demographics based on image data,‚ÄĚ the patent describes how Facebook can use its facial recognition technology on your photos to identify people in them, then correlate those people with the captions a user writes when they post a photo, as well as cross-referencing everyone‚Äôs device information, such as shared IP addresses to discover who lives in your household. As BuzzFeed News explains:
It would note the people identified in a photo, and how frequently the people are included in your pictures. Then, it would assess information from comments on the photos, captions, or tags (#family, #mom, #kids)‚Äďanything that indicates whether someone is a husband, daughter, cousin, etc.‚Äďto predict what your family/household actually looks...
You see that, Christopher? Good thing your face is unrecognizable, and looks more like a 3D waffle with whiskers than an actual face. Otherwise the cops would be heading your way with a bushel of unserved warrants.