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Facebook can predict when you'll get married, change jobs and even DIE: Patents reveal the shocking algorithms the firm runs on its users

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  • Facebook can predict when you'll get married, change jobs and even DIE: Patents reveal the shocking algorithms the firm runs on its users

    Facebook has been widely recognized for the extreme lengths it takes to collect data on its users.

    But several recently filed patents show just how widespread those efforts have become, ranging from anticipating your daily routine to predicting when you might die.

    What's more, many of these techniques simply rely on your smartphone's geolocation data in order to learn more about you and your habits.

    In perhaps one of the most shocking filings, Facebook researchers describe the ability to 'predict a life change event' for users, such as marriage status, birthdays, new jobs, a birth in the family, graduation, or even death.

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