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Mark Zuckerberg is taking to the network news Tuesday to announce a new tool that is supposed to have the power to save lives.
While Facebook has not revealed what the tool will do, Zeus Kerravala said:
"Facebook has location info, so it knows where you are," Kerravala said. "It also knows who you are and who is in your network, including family. With that kind of information, they could build an applet that allows you to broadcast emergency messages through Facebook."
"Just think, Facebook could send a push notification to anyone you choose in your network that you're in trouble," he said. "It's now the best, fastest way of sending info to everyone in your life."
Originally posted by AnIntellectualRedneck
So it's not enough that my smartphone already has a GPS in it? It's not enough that all the On-Star stuff has my cotton picking car talking to me and making me feel like I've bought an ADT stalker service for my it? Now Facebook wants to be enable stalking as well.
I'm 26 years old, and I'm really beginning to think that I would give up my precious Internet to make all this creepy stalkerish tech junk go away.
Originally posted by SpearMint
Whatever it is, I bet it's a huge invasion of privacy. The benefit of this tool is probably an excuse to acquire information.
Originally posted by fatpastyhead
I think it is just another attempt to make sure everyone is on Facebook, everyone.
Mum: are you going out now?
Kid: yes mum
Mum: make sure you have your facebook switched on in case anything happens to you