Facebook weighs in on Home's privacy implications

The company issues a Q&A Friday that talks about privacy and its new Home software

By , IDG News Service |  Security

It was not clear from Facebook's post whether Home collects location data any more frequently than does the Facebook mobile app, and Facebook didn't immediately respond to a question about that sent late on Friday.

Facebook has riled users in the past with respect to their privacy. Last year it settled a class-action lawsuit over a feature called Sponsored Stories, which used people's photographs to suggest that they were endorsing companies' products.

James Niccolai covers data centers and general technology news for IDG News Service. Follow James on Twitter at @jniccolai. James's e-mail address is james_niccolai@idg.com

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