Rumors from Facebook’s F8 developer conference have it that Zuckerberg & co. may be adding NFC-based features to the social networking site, says pocket-lint.com.
Visitors to the April 21st conference were issued tags to tap in and out of exhibits. Some believe this is Facebook’s way of testing the technology to develop a location tracking feature for the website.
Pocket-lint imagines a scenario in which a Facebook user’s NFC phone would communicate with the site’s server to tell your friends Google Latitude-style where you are and what you’re up to.
If that sounds obtrusive, consider that, if taken to the extreme, the technology could allow Facebook to trace your NFC mobile transactions to tell your friends, say, that you just bought a round at Hooters.
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