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Facebook Firehose May Be Released at Developer Conference F8

Facebook Firehose May Be Released at Developer Conference F8

Research suggests that at April’s F8 conference for Facebook developers, the company may make more user data available to third party developers. ReadWriteWeb notes, “A firehose of public Facebook user activity data could function like a living, breathing global census. Cross reference that data with any other data set and we may find an ocean of insights into the human condition, around the world, for slices of people, second by second or over time.”

Of course, the move would also re-ignite privacy controversies as well.

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