Facebook’s New Service Automatically Uploads Your Phone Pics… Problem?

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Facebook is encouraging users to allow it to automatically synchronize photos from their mobile devices to the social networks servers. The social network on Friday began asking users of its mobile apps to activate its new Photo Sync, which will automatically upload each picture to a private album.

The users decide to share the photos on their public newsfeed… even if they don’t Facebook will still have access to all the pictures. That means it will be able to look through those files for their metadata, including the location where the photo was taken, as well as use its facial recognition technology to spot those pictured.

Some people consider this a massive data grab. Have you done it yet?

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