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European agencies start questioning Facebook about its emotion study

European agencies are starting to question the effect Facebook’s psychological experiment might have had on consumer privacy following an intense backlash over the study, which did not seek consent from the nearly 700,000 unwitting participants. The agencies told the New York Times they have not started an official investigation. Pando’s David Holmes wrote about the unethical — and [...]

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How can people defend Facebook’s emotion-controlling experiment?

Perhaps the most startling thing about Facebook’s efforts to control the emotions of nearly 700,000 people without their explicit consent is the fact that some people are actually defending the company. In fairness, some of those people also believe that Google should have a private militia and that Eric Schmidt should become America’s chief executive, [...]

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