Germany Investigating Facebook Tagging Feature

Courtesy: NY Times

By KEVIN J. O’BRIEN
Published: August 3, 2011

BERLIN — A German regulator said Wednesday that he had asked Facebook, the social networking leader, to disable its new photo-tagging feature, which he warned could violate European privacy laws.

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It is becoming more evident that the benefits of Facebook are hard to justify. Facebook can turn out to be a dangerous tool if it falls on the wrong hand. If Facebook is unable to address privacy issues it may became obsolete and irrelevant like Myspace.

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