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How Facebook’s Face Recognition Challenges Privacy

How Facebook’s Face Recognition Challenges Privacy

Facebook can pick your face out from a crowd, as the increase of facial recognition software on smartphones and social media could prove to be privacy kryptonite.
Kate Knibbs in Facebook



Will Facebook Use Data for Good or Evil?

Will Facebook Use Data for Good or Evil?

Facebook is amassing the most comprehensive record of human interaction yet recorded — will it merely log user behavior, or change it?
Kate Knibbs in Strategies & Solutions



Facebook Wants Your Kids, But Should You Let It Happen?

Facebook Wants Your Kids, But Should You Let It Happen?

Facebook wants your children. But is the company’s gambit to boost kid users inevitable, clever, nefarious or just plain wrongheaded?
Kate Knibbs in Facebook



Keep Your Job: Facebook "Likes" Aren’t Free Speech

Keep Your Job: Facebook "Likes" Aren’t Free Speech

Facebook is not constitutionally protected speech, according to a federal ruling, in a case where public employees were allegedly fired over “liking” their bosses’ political opponent on their profiles.
Kate Knibbs in Facebook



Why Facebook Is More Dangerous Than You Think

Why Facebook Is More Dangerous Than You Think

Facebook is keeping tabs on users beyond what they may expect, Consumer Reports discovered, highlighting how people like insurers and burglars can exploit the activity feed.
Kate Knibbs in Facebook



Is That Grandma on Facebook?

Is That Grandma on Facebook?

The oldest baby boomers will turn 65 this year, joining a growing senior citizen population learning to stay young at heart with the promise of social networks.
Margaret Rock in Twitter



Facebook Lets Organ Donors "Share" Life

Facebook Lets Organ Donors "Share" Life

Facebook can share their status as an organ donor with a new Timeline feature, demonstrating the site’s massive potential for good.
Kate Knibbs in Health & Safety



It’s Time to Ban Facebook-Snooping Bosses

It’s Time to Ban Facebook-Snooping Bosses

Lawmakers are intensifying efforts to ban employers from asking job seekers for their Facebook passwords — and it’s about time.
Kate Knibbs in Facebook



Punishing Kids Through Facebook

Punishing Kids Through Facebook

Denise Abbot used Facebook to send a stern message to her 13-year-old daughter, fueling debate over parenting in the digital age. What took so long?
Margaret Rock in Facebook



Facebook Isn’t Making Us Lonely, After All

Facebook Isn’t Making Us Lonely, After All

The increased use of technology is a sign of social isolation, studies say, but Facebook isn’t necessarily to blame.
Kate Knibbs in Facebook