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International News Archive - September 22, 2012

Facebook Facial Recognition Tool Removed in Europe

A facial-recognition tool that points out when registered Facebook users could be tagged in photos uploaded to the popular social network has been disabled for new European users and will be completely removed from the system within a month's time, various media outlets reported Friday.

Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.