PORTLAND (WGME) – Privacy experts say people participating in the "10-year Challenge" may be unknowingly sharing sensitive information.
As the challenge gets more popular, spreading across Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, privacy advocates are spreading warnings that the challenge could be an attempt to compile facial recognition data.
If you spend any time at all on social media, you've probably seen the 10-year Challenge by now.
It's that thing where people are posting a 2009 photo alongside one from 2019.
The "challenge concerns" were first raised in a “Wired” opinion piece.
Facebook says while it does use facial recognition technology, it didn't start the trend, and it gets nothing from it.
Still, experts say the challenge is a treasure trove of information for other companies working on facial recognition.
Facebook points out that you can turn facial recognition off, and make sure pictures you upload are private.
If you still have concerns, you can always just skip the challenge.