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Facebook Mood Experiment Prompts New Guidelines

Facebook apologized for toying with users' emotions and introduced a new framework to improve its research process.

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Alison_Diana
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10/6/2014 | 10:55:14 AM
Re: facebook users have no privacy
Facebook learned -- and other companies that gather user data (which is just about everyone these days) should learn too -- that just because you're 'allowed' to use this information, according to your complicated ToS doesn't mean you should. Transparency IS important to users. Facebook can argue its service is free and, therefore, it can do as it wishes with the data it gathers. I'd argue Facebook earns money on increasingly targeted ads and, therefore, it's already making money (which is fine) without guinea-pigging members, without their explicit knowledge and consent. 
Li Tan
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10/4/2014 | 12:16:43 AM
Re: facebook users have no privacy
There is one thing every IT company should keep in mind. The ownership of user data lies with user not the company gathering them. Practising with user data in hand without prior notice is extremly bad idea - seriously it's a kind of insultation to the public.
PedroGonzales
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10/3/2014 | 4:31:26 PM
facebook users have no privacy
I think facebook shouldn't  get any credit for their research. Most research on humans require to a get a certification and get permission on participants that their activities will be monitored to be used for research purposes.  Since they collect data on their users, they think they can do anything they want with it. Facebook usage on users data just get worst and worst.
Thomas Claburn
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10/3/2014 | 4:30:41 PM
the newsfeed algorithm...
...should be under user control. Facebook's secret post burial system is why I find Twitter far more useful.
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