Police State or For Your Own Good? Facebook’s Next Plan For You

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Facebook wants you (or, rather thinks you want to) stop drunk posting – and it has a plan for stopping that, apparently.  Many critics are saying this is just another step towards the policing of the global population of Facebook users by the company, where others say it is not such a big deal.

In an article by The Independent UK entitled “Facebook considering developing tech to stop you drunk posting” [1]:

Today in technology that you could actually benefit you, Facebook is considering inventing something to stop people posting embarrassing pictures of themselves while drunk.

Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence Research department chief Yann LeCun has said he wants to develop an “artificial assistant” who will recognise when you are about to post a selfie of your night out that you may not want your grandmother to see.

He told Wired the “intelligent digital assistant” would tell you (virtually) “Uh, this is being posted publicly. Are you sure you want your boss and your mother to see this?”

Facebook could also notify you when someone you don’t know publishes a picture of you without your explicit approval. “You will have a single point of contact to mediate your interaction but also to protect your private information,” LeCun said.

The comments come shortly after Zuckerberg said he was “thinking” about developing a dislike button. “A lot of times people share things on Facebook that are sad moments in their lives. Often people tell us that they don’t feel comfortable pressing ‘like’ because ‘like’ isn’t the appropriate sentiment,” he finally admitted during a Q&A.

Finger crossed both developments come soon.




[1] Facebook considering developing tech to stop you drunk posting

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