Weekly News Round-Up (6/06/11-6/09/11)

June 13, 2011
Audrey Stokes Associate Product Manager, Education
Common Sense Media
San Francisco, CA
CATEGORIES Common Sense News

Common Sense Media searches the World Wide Web daily for news addressing topics like online privacy, cyberbullying, digital ethics, social networking and more! At the end of each week, Common Classroom highlights some of the top news in this Weekly News Round-Up Post.

This past week, discussions surrounding Facebook’s new facial recognition technology dominated the web.  Since this feature effects online privacy, we thought it would be appropriate to highlight this news in today’s round-up blog post.

Facebook’s photo facial recognition enabled: Time to check your settings

Facebook photos now have facial recognition, allowing content to be matched to your face for a greater spread of tagged photos. (

Facebook Again in Spotlight on Privacy

Facebook Inc. stoked fresh concerns from privacy advocates and lawmakers in the U.S. and Europe by rolling out technology that uses facial recognition to identify people in photos on its website. (Wall Street Journal)

Facebook Photo Tagging: A Privacy Guide

Privacy advocates are up in arms over Facebook’s new facial recognition technology that helps your friends tag you in photos on Facebook, but is it really a privacy nightmare? (PC World)

Privacy group plans FTC complaint on Facebook facial recognition

A privacy-rights group said it plans to file a complaint with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over Facebook Inc.’s facial-recognition feature for photo tagging. (The Detroit News)

Our online digital world lets kids connect with family and friends and consume, create, and share enormous amounts of content. It also lets companies track kids and collect their personal information. Learn how you can get involved and help protect kids from online tracking over on DoNotTrackKids.Org. Are you concerned about how this technology could affect kids’ personal privacy?