“New Tumblr Blog Raises Privacy Concerns Over Facebook Graph Search”
That didn’t take long, did it? Tom Scott, one of the current users of Facebook Graph Search, has started a Tumblr blog — actualfacebookgraphsearches.tumblr.com — to document its potential privacy train wrecks.
His blog offers examples of searches that are a mix of comedy and creepiness, in my opinion. He has things like “Single women who live nearby and who are interested in men and like Getting Drunk,” “Mothers of Jews who like Bacon” and this one below, “Married people who like Prostitutes … these people’s spouses.”
The article continues and mentions how Facebook has worked to improve privacy tools over the past few years but how many users don’t know they’re available and/or how to use them.
Again, the importance of digital literacy education.
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