Facebook feature will follow users' locations

Is it a safety risk for users to broadcast their locations throughout the day?


By Benny Evangelista
San Francisco Chronicle

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Facebook's latest move to add "where" to the list of personal information members share with the world gives the social networking firm yet another tool in its march to become the Internet's most dominant destination.

And yet predictably, the new Facebook Places check-in feature has ignited a new round of debate over whether the Palo Alto firm is doing enough to safeguard its members' privacy.

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