Shocking Truth About “10 Year Challenge” – The Perfect Way for Facebook to Gather Our Data for Face Recognition AI

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Media started a theory that Facebook and other social networks used a 10-year to collect data about people.

Read the details on Nexter.org.

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Is #10YearChallenge dangerous for our privacy?

People adore challenges and sharing their own pictures so the appearing of #10yearchallenge was the question of time.

The #10YearChallenge goes by many names: the #HowHardDidAgingHitYou , the aging  and #GlowUp , though the trend has picked up the most speed as the #10YearChallenge. Participants simply post two images – usually side by side – which were taken at least ten years apart.

Participating in the is pretty easy. All you have to do is share two side by side photographs of you ten years apart, then post it to your Facebook/Instagram account with the hashtag #10YearChallenge, though some people just choose to post a single throwback shot.

For instance, Ariana Grande’s pics in 2009 vs 2019:

Source: Instagram

Lots of celebrities took part in the so Nexter.org shows how their pics look like.

However, after weeks of people actively participating in the Wired Magazine writer Kate O’Neill posted a sarcastic tweet on “how all this data could be mined to train facial recognition algorithms on age progression and age recognition.”

And that is when all the theories began.

O’Neill also added for Wired article, “Thanks to this meme, there’s now a very large dataset of carefully curated photos of people from roughly 10 years ago and now.

But even if this particular meme isn’t a case of social engineering, the past few years have been rife with examples of social games and memes designed to extract and collect data. Just think of the mass data extraction of more than 70 million US Facebook users performed by Cambridge Analytica.”

Facebook didn’t comment much on this topic and only rejected the accusations.

“The 10-year is a user-generated meme that started on its own, without our involvement,” the company said. “It’s evidence of the fun people have on Facebook, and that’s it.”

Source: Instagram

Though it’s not necessarily bad. For instance, some of the features of facial recognition might help in the future to find missing people (like China uses the technology to look for kids).

However, in most cases, it might be used for third parties and advertising.


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