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Facebook Unveils New Data Mining Tool

SOCIAL NETWORKING—U.S.

January 16, 2013

Facebook has unveiled a new search tool that will enable its users to search the social network for people, places, photos and things that interest them, The New York Times reports. “Graph search” populates the data users have shared on the site to conduct searches and presumes users need not venture outside of the site's virtual walls to access the information they seek. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has acknowledged privacy concerns but said users will see a warning message on how their information will be shared before they access the new tool. The American Civil Liberties Union has warned Facebook users to review their privacy settings. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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