Feb 162013
 

Zach Miners reports:

Facebook is working hard to assure users that Graph Search, its new search engine designed to uncover all sorts of information buried within the site, does not compromise the privacy rights of minors.

“As with all of our products, we designed Graph Search to take into account the unique needs of teens on Facebook,” the site said Thursday in a blog postaiming to clarify how Graph Search displays search results of people between the age of 13-17.

To start, most of the things minors already do on Facebook, such as adding information to their timelines or sharing status updates, can at most only be shared with friends of friends, Facebook said. But with Graph Search, any information that could identify a young person by age or by location will only be shared with that person’s friends of friends if the search is done by someone between the age of 13-17, the company said.

Read more on InfoWorld.

I wonder how many of the decision-makers at Facebook actually have kids and teenagers.

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