08/18/2010 // New York, US // TiffNews10 // News Desk
New York – A new Facebook feature lets users “check in” their locations with friends. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the social networking site launched Facebook Places Wednesday, letting users disclose their whereabouts to other users.
Jules Polonetsky, a former AOL executive and current co-chair of the Washington-based Future of Privacy Forum, is quoted by the AP as stating of considerations of privacy for the new feature, “Following the flaps created by earlier launches, Facebook seems to be taking a more moderate approach to location sharing… Just about everybody recognizes location as something that you want to be in control of.”
As noted in the report, users can connect to Places initially through the iPhone application on the site by downloading a free update.
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