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Facebook To Announce New "Lifesaving" Feature

redletterdave (2493036) writes | more than 2 years ago

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redletterdave writes "On Monday, ABC News released a teaser for an upcoming "Good Morning America" exclusive wit Mark Zuckerberg, who invited GMA's Robin Roberts to Facebook's headquarters in Palo Alto to share a "feature that could save lives." It's highly unlikely that the "lifesaving" feature Zuckerberg referred to would relate to something so frivolous as shopping or gaming or networking; the fact that the announcement will be made on "Good Morning America" suggests it's not a major piece of technology — that would be saved for the f8 Developer's Conference — but it's big enough for a one-on-one interview at Facebook HQ. All things considered, this new "lifesaving" feature most likely relates to bullying and suicide prevention, and Facebook will likely announce a change to its software that relates to these initiatives. It could be that Facebook has finally created an algorithm that can detect suicidal thoughts or expressions: Even though nobody knows users better than their friends or family, users can shield themselves from even loved ones with certain privacy settings. The feature may raise some eyebrows, but it would also save the lives of bullied children, teenagers, and also their parents."
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Ignacio (1465) | more than 2 years ago | (#39845941)

What about when the point of contact is the cause of the feelings? Lawsuit inbound!

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