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New Facebook tagging feature to use facial scanning technology

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FILE - In this July 16, 2009 file photo, a Facebook user edits privacy settings in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. By Sean Kilpatrick FILE - In this July 16, 2009 file photo, a Facebook user edits privacy settings in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. By Sean Kilpatrick

(KMOV) – Facebook is making it easier for users to find their friends.

The social media website is rolling out a new feature called “tag suggestions.” This feature uses facial scanning technology to examine your pictures and identify faces it believes to be your friends.

The new tool raises serious privacy concerns.

Facebook says users can opt out of the feature by disabling the “suggest photos of me to friends” option in their account settings.

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