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Facebook To Turn On Geolocation
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Msg#: 4094675 posted 2:53 pm on Mar 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

Facebook To Turn On Geolocation [bits.blogs.nytimes.com]
Starting next month, the more than 400 million Facebook users could begin seeing a new kind of status update flow through their news feed: the current locations of their friends.

Facebook plans to take the wraps off a new location-based feature in late April at f8, the company’s yearly developer conference, according to several people briefed on the project, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss unannounced services.



Yet another privacy issue to take note of.

 

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Msg#: 4094675 posted 3:04 pm on Mar 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

Not surprising, I suppose, since Facebook's competition already offer geo services. But, as you note, this is yet another vehicle that raises privacy issues. I guess as long as any geo updates are clearly opt-in and identified, this should be no worse than the host of other geo services.

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Msg#: 4094675 posted 12:53 am on Mar 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

Isn't this just their way of going after the Foursquare and Gowalla types? I agree you'll want to be wary of the security settings on this one.

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