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siljaline
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Facebook says it won't use data from private photos

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Responding to concerns about its new Photo Sync feature for smartphone users, Facebook said Tuesday that it won't use data from pictures that are automatically uploaded to users' private albums on the social network, unless the user shares them.

Facebook recently began offering an optional service that will automatically upload photos from a user's iPhone or Android smartphone, while promising to store them in a digital album that keeps the photos private until the user decides to post them on a Facebook page or share them with friends.

Some analysts raised the possibility this week that Facebook might analyze private photos for digital clues about where they were taken or even the identities of people in the photos, perhaps applying that information in the same way it relies on other user data to determine which ads and other messages are shown to different users.
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• »www.facebook.com/help/photosync
• »newsroom.fb.com/News/542/Photo-Sync
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And will that include not providing the photos to whatever agency requests them if they have a warrant? Or even if they don't have a warrant, if the agency asks saying "pretty please"? Regardless, the assurance all revolves around a corporation's "saying" something... not a legal, binding contract. If Facebook changes what they "say" tonight, there's zip that any user can do about it. Even if the user deletes his photos, backup tapes will still exist, somewhere, for some time to come. Users need to keep that clearly in mind with respect to whatever they choose to upload...
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siljaline
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What is of real concern, (other than Facebook datamining all your uploaded photos, is:
Some analysts raised the possibility this week that Facebook might analyze private photos for digital clues about where they were taken or even the identities of people in the photos, perhaps applying that information in the same way it relies on other user data to determine which ads and other messages are shown to different users.

Many, who see these new Facebook whoopie features, enable them immediately. The other concern is the possibility of users exceeding monthly Mobile datapackages by using this service by virtue of leaving the service photo syncing over wireless in lieu of WiFi.


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This may catch a few people out!!!!!!!

"If you enable the feature, your last 20 photographs and every subsequent photo you take, will be automatically uploaded in the background to a private Facebook album. So you may want to check what photos you have already taken first."

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siljaline
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If you disable synch on your phone and flush your Facebook account of any uploaded photos, you should be OK.


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siljaline
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Or don't use the service, at all.


Dude111
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Facebook says it won't use data from private photos

Anyone who believes this is an idiot!


siljaline
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All you need to know is here, Dude111 See Profile
»www.facebook.com/help/409007099162779/


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Re: Facebook says it won't use data from private photos

All of Facebook's promises have short expiration dates. Caveat emptor.


StuartMW
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Politicians
Used car salesmen
Facebook

in that order of trust.
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Google does it too. First with Picasa, and now +. Discussed as people were getting duplicates or couldn't delete photos from albums ON PHONE itself.


siljaline
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I didn't post the topic to re-invent Facebook privacy or security
The links are there, this has been investigated thoroughly.
Other than talk nuances of Facebook, there's not a lot more to say.



siljaline
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said by carpetshark3:

Google does it too. First with Picasa, and now +. Discussed as people were getting duplicates or couldn't delete photos from albums ON PHONE itself.

Thanks for this, carpetshark3 See Profile good to know other services share your information as best possible, to their advantage.


siljaline
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Facial recognition privacy, security nothing new