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Facebook Feature Maps User Moves

MOBILE PRIVACY

April 5, 2013

Forbes reports on Facebook’s latest mobile release, a “digital skin that you will slide your phone into” which will turn the phone into a “slideshow version of the Facebook news feed.” The feature, called “Home,” means Facebook may be able to consistently collect users’ location information—an attractive situation for advertisers, the report states. GigaOM’s Om Malik noted the privacy issues involved, including that Facebook may be able to deduce a user’s home address by monitoring where the phone most often idles. Facebook says the feature will have the same privacy policy as the rest of the site.
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