Facebook can isolate your spouse or partner based on your network of friends. In a fascinating paper to be published next year, Facebook social scientist Lars Backstrom and Cornell University professor Jon Kleinberg reveal just how much insight can be gleaned from the structure of a network, illustrating both the value of what the American security establishment reassures us is “just metadata” and revealing Facebook’s baroque privacy settings as the faith-based garments of the emperor’s new clothes.
Read through for the details: What your Facebook friends list reveals about your love life.
Facebook was obvious for this, but our own Larry Abramson showed how gmail can do this as well. All things you can find from the power of networks. /Kate