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Facebook face recognition illegal says Germany
The tag suggestions feature rolled-out by Facebook in Europe in June has been declared illegal by the German authorities. The controversial tech helps people to automatically tag their friends in photos through facial recognition. The Germans say the data Facebook is collecting is threatening the right to anonymity. Facebook has two weeks to remove it or face a large fine.
Link: The Atlantic Wire
Instagram hits 150m photo uploads
Hipsters upload a lot of photos. Their iPhone sharing app of choice has just reached 150m uploads, just 9 months after it launched. That's 15 photos every second. 80 per cent of those photos have the app's famous retro filters that give those photos the vintage feel so desired by the cool kids.
Apple launches Find My Mac tool for iCloud.com
Developers with early access to Apple's iCloud storage solution can now test a new Find My Mac feature, which allows users to locate, lock and wipe a mislaid Mac. The feature is similar to the Find My iPhone app, but it will use Wi-Fi networks instead of GPS to track down the missing MacBook.
New Cut the Rope game arrives on the App Store
The latest incarnation of the massively-popular Cut the Rope hit the App Store on Wednesday night, with an experimental flavour. Om Nom is now the subject of a mad scientists experiments as he seeks to understand the monster's insatiable appetite for candy. There's 75 new levels and new gameplay features galore. It's available now for 69p
Zuckerberg's sister leaves Facebook
Randi Zuckerberg, the former Facebook marketing director, has left her brother Mark's company to start her own media firm. All Things Digital reckons that Randi, who joined Facebook soon after it launched in 2004, will start a company called RtoZ, which will help companies become more social.
News@8: Wednesday saw the launch of the new BlackBerry Torch handset, while Sony showed off its forthcoming S1 and S2 tablets once again in a fourth video trailer. Reports suggest that the iPhone 5 is being sent to the mobile networks for testing and footage of PES 2012 emerged as the footy sim looks to hunt down FIFA 12. Check out this and more in our daily News@8 round-up.