Facebook’s Photo Sync Could Cost Mobile Users A Lot Of Money
The new option in Facebook’s iOS and Android clients to allow your photos to be automatically synced is a simple one to explain, and has many practical benefits for a company who’s unstated goal is to control the social graph of its users.
On the surface it’s a win for users as well. It’s incredibly convenient, it’s useful, and it means there are fewer steps to sharing your experiences with the world. But under the surface I can see problems with this use of the tool. The obvious ones are already being discussed extensively online, including how Facebook will make use of even more data, how it will interactive with their facial recognition software, and the lowering of tolerances to sharing everything with a huge online data warehouse. Read More
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