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 â€śPredicting household demographics based on image data,â€ť 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 everyoneâ€™s 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)â€“anything that indicates whether someone is a husband, daughter, cousin, etc.â€“to 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.