A student has developed a new app that uses Facebook Messenger data to pinpoint the exact location, on a map, of anyone you connect with via Messenger. The app highlights, once again, the vast expanse of data Facebook captures and stores on users.
A Dutch nonprofit, Just B.V., is behind the latest effort to get people to stop using Facebook. The campaign, “99 Days of Freedom,” was inspired by the recent Facebook A/B test that suppressed some posts to see if a more upbeat or downbeat News Feed prompted users to post more positive or negative updates of their own.
If you’ve read this blog for a while, you know I used to be kind of obsessed with Facebook’s privacy fails. Then, I really just stopped caring. Or, rather, I gave up any illusion that anything I or anyone else posts or does on Facebook is private.
Twitter, Instagram, Google+ now Facebook. #Finally. But before you start hashtagging in your next Facebook post, what about your privacy? Here are a few questions that Facebook hashtags have brought to mind:
'Mike,’ who earns more than $75k a year, likes keeping fit, is technologically savvy and has a fetish for 18th-century collectible clocks is targetable for your marketing campaign. How should you use this information best?
If you're in the UK, when, where and who you tweeted, facebooked, messaged, rang, checked in, photographed, skyped, may soon be stored and analysed in real-time by a body that most people don't trust - The Government.
"Just in time for the Halloween, TakeThisLolliop, leverages the power of Facebook personalization, much like Intel’s Museum of Me, to create quite the creepy visual experience that showcases the importance of the information you share on social networks."
Facebook sent out an email today entitled "Facebook will be sending you less email - learn why. We're trying out a new feature to reduce the amount of email you receive from Facebook. Starting today, we are turning off most individual email notifications and instead, we'll send you a summary only if there are popular stories you may have missed..."