Facebook have recently rolled out face recognition on its UK accounts. This means when friends upload photos, Facebook automatically scans all the faces and is building a huge database of named photographs of Facebook users.
The privacy setting in Facebook is, by default “Suggest photos of me to friends” . If you do not wish to have your name suggested for tagging every time an image of you is uploaded, here’s how to change the settings:
1. Log in to Facebook and go to your account. From the drop-down, choose “Privacy Settings”. Choose “Custom ” on the left-navigation and then the “Customise settings” link at the bottom of the list.
This brings up a the description and setting for “helping friends label and share their photos of you”. It will be set to “Enabled” by default. Click to disable, then OK to save.