The Obama administration and some senators are defending the newly-uncovered but long-active government program to grab our cell phone records – it’s crucial for national security, they say. But privacy advocates are fuming.
It may have been a type of Internet hoax called “catfishing.” That’s a scam in which an online persona is created to reel in someone else.
“They’ll get phone calls purporting to come from their IT department,” explains a Drexel University expert.
For now it’s optional, but eventually all member profiles will change to a “timeline” format, similar to a digital scrapbook.
Privacy experts in Philadelphia and elsewhere are warning Facebook users that the social networking site is expanding its use of facial recognition software.
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