Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Facebook's seven "stupid patents of the month"

Sahil Chinoy has a little booklet in the New York Times, “What 7 Creepy Patents Reveal About Facebook”, with illustrations by Abdree Wee. 

So we have seven “stupid patents of the month” for Electronic Frontier Foundation to report and they are indeed creep, analyzing human personality types and personal contacts. Third parties, even employers, could score these before hiring you.  Platforms could kick you off if you scored poorly.  This reminds me of China’s planned social credit score.  Could China patent that in the US?

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