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Face Guardian launches facial recognition-based image protection service

Face Guardian, an identity theft monitoring service of Face Data, announced it has launched an image protection service that uses advanced facial recognition technology.

The service effectively monitors for an individual’s face in images across the web, alerting users when a duplicate instance of the face image is found.

Face Guardian is also offering a separate remediation service designed for identifiable instances of image misuse, where the company will negotiate for the removal of an image from the third-party source.

“Millions of ‘selfies’ are taken each day without a second thought,” said Face Data CEO Ian Koskela. “People are creating a complex digital fingerprint—and often they don’t realize the impact that can have on their future.”

Users can register for a trial service on Face Guardian’s website where they will be able to monitor one photo for free.

They can select their photos through Facebook Connect and will receive notifications of face matches via email.

Users can also log into the Face Guardian portal to view a log of all matches found to date, along with their sources.

The premium service from Face Guardian is priced $9.95 per month, which allows users to simultaneously protect up to ten photos.

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