New Facebook Application, New Privacy Blowback

Facebook privacy boo-birds get out the pitchforks for the new Places location service, and Facebook fights back

 

 

The launch of Facebook Inc.'s Places location service this week sparked new privacy concerns about the popular social network, but the company's efforts to mollify critics before the launch stemmed some of the blowback, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Places is a feature that lets users share their physical locations with Facebook friends, but it also allows users to identify friends at those locations. By default, each Facebook member can be tagged at a location by friends until the member changes his or her account's privacy settings.

Read more by the Wall Street Journal.