Facebook Knew I Was Gay Before My Family Did

Facebook Coming Out

Source: Katie Heaney
Affiliation: BuzzFeed News

This article tells the story of a closeted gay Facebook user who received targeted ads offering assistance with coming out. The author speculates that Facebook was able to determine the user's sexuality from behavior tracking and data mining techniques. Facebook's ability to infer this information struck the user as a violation of privacy.

Keywords: Computer Science , Privacy , Tech Ethics