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Facebook Friend Tracking: 3 Facts

Facebook's "Nearby Friends" feature will track, store, and share your location with friends. Before you turn it on, here's what you need to know.
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Kristin Burnham
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Kristin Burnham,
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4/28/2014 | 2:01:19 PM
Re: Location data
Good point. I remember when the thought of people tagging you in photos was an invasion of privacy. Now? Many of us don't think twice about it. Perhaps this will go the same way...
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6 one way half a dozen another,
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4/19/2014 | 1:50:29 PM
location tracking a power drain
One extra consideration users should think about is that Facebook's location tracking services are one of the biggest drains on battery power. When enabling this, just make sure that you are using it when you want to connect and turning it off when you aren't interested in being tracked.
Brian.Dean
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Brian.Dean,
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4/18/2014 | 8:56:59 PM
Re: Location data
I have a feeling that the majority of users will want Facebook to lock their location data up and throw away the key, if Facebook manages to utilize location data with care then maybe in a few years users will share their location data as readily as they share their city location today on Facebook.
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Brian.Dean,
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4/18/2014 | 8:43:56 PM
Re: Will you try it?
It is interesting to ponder upon the things that Facebook can do with a time-lapsed trace map of a user, for example, Facebook could suggest new friends by overlapping two trace maps of users and could deliver ads of coffee shops for instance, to users that they know have traveled a certain path/street. I don't think that something like this would create any harm. However, I will give it some time before giving it a try. 
Thomas Claburn
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4/18/2014 | 7:54:54 PM
Re: Will you try it?
> Is this something you'll try out?

No. I think one would have to have a massive number of "friends" to make the likelihood of running into any one of them high enough to warrant the effort of checking an app like this.
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Laurianne,
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4/18/2014 | 11:13:41 AM
Location data
What do you agree to let FB do with the location data, when you turn the feature on? I will pass.
Kristin Burnham
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Kristin Burnham,
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4/18/2014 | 10:24:52 AM
Will you try it?
The idea of Facebook tracking you location at all times -- regardless of whether you're actively using the feature -- may give many people pause. Is this something you'll try out?
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