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Facebook 'cashing in on mums-to-be by selling information about due dates and babies' genders

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By: malterwitty
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Facebook is cashing in on pregnant women by selling access to private information about their due dates and the gender of their unborn babies to advertisers.

Women who pass on the happy news of their pregnancy to loved ones on the site can be bombarded with promotions for baby clothes, nappies, prams, and toys as a result of the policy.

The move has been condemned by parenting experts who warn it could make expectant mothers feel as though they are being ‘cyber-stalked’ by big business.

It has also fuelled concerns over Facebook’s willingness to exploit the private information of its one billion users to make a profit.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2251415/Facebook-cashing-mums-selling-information-dates-babies-genders.html




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