Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:10 PM
dipsydoodle (42,239 posts)
Facebook accused of massive 'data grab' with new service that automatically uploads your phone pictu
Facebook accused of massive 'data grab' with new service that automatically uploads your phone pictures
Facebook has been accused of a massive 'data grab' after encouraging users to allow it to automatically synchronise photos from their mobile devices to the social networks servers.
The social network from Friday began asking users of its mobile apps to activate its new Photo Sync, which will automatically upload each picture to a private album.
Whether or not users decide share the photos on their public newsfeed, Facebook itself will still have access.
That means it will be able to mine those files for their metadata, including the location where the photo was taken, as well as use its facial recognition technology to spot those pictured.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2242255/Facebook-accused-massive-data-grab-new-service-automatically-uploads-phone-pictures.html#ixzz2E1OYXe4P
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Facebook accused of massive 'data grab' with new service that automatically uploads your phone pictu (Original post)
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Response to bunnies (Reply #3)
Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:23 PM
KansDem (28,498 posts)
5. Yeah, but this is "Big Corporate Big Brother."
Repubs hate "Big Government Big Brother," but love "Big Corporate Big Brother."
Hence the "retroactive immunity" for AT&T after it was caught secretly turning over customers' records to the Bushistas...
Response to KansDem (Reply #5)
Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:32 PM
bunnies (15,556 posts)
6. Of course!
Because, you know, Gov't is evil and controlling while big corporations have the "little guy" in mind. Im sure they only want this information so they can do good in the world!
Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)
Mon Dec 3, 2012, 06:12 PM
frylock (34,825 posts)
8. more sensationalist BS..
i was prompted the other day to sync photos from my phone. i selected NO. end of crises. if somebody selected YES, and is complaining because they didn't read the TOS, then tuff shit.