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Reuters reveals Facebook 'labels' posts by hand, posing privacy questions

Reuters reveals Facebook 'labels' posts by hand, posing privacy questions

Reuters reported exclusively how a team of as many as 260 contract workers in Hyderabad, India has ploughed over the past year through millions of Facebook Inc photos, status updates and other content posted since 2014 and placed them in five categories. The content labeling program could raise new privacy issues for Facebook, according to legal experts consulted by Reuters. The company is facing regulatory investigations worldwide over an unrelated set of alleged privacy abuses involving the sharing of user data with business partners.